Shawn Ritenour on the Tom Woods Show

I’m happy to say that I got to listen to two of my favorite intellectuals (and friends) in my podcast feed yesterday.

foundationsofeconomics.jpgShawn Ritenour, the author of Foundations of Economics, a book I have discussed extensively on this site, was the guest on the Tom Woods Show yesterday. It was a great interview. After briefly commenting on the Christian orientation of his textbook, Ritenour spoke at length on what separates the Austrian school of economics from more mainstream economics thinking such as the Keynesian and neoclassical schools. Whereas the mainstream economists rely heavily on abstractions and assumptions that do not reflect the world in which we live, the Austrians insist on grounding their theory in what we understand about real human beings and how they behave.

You really should listen to this interview if you haven’t already. And if you haven’t, it means you probably don’t subscribe to Tom’s show, so subscribe already! It’s free!

Then visit Ritenour’s website (also linked from my Blogroll to the right).

About Dr. J

I am Professor of Humanities at Faulkner University, where I chair the Department of Humanities and direct online M.A. and Ph.D. programs based on the Great Books of Western Civilization. I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Faith and the Academy and a member of the faculty at Liberty Classroom.
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3 Responses to Shawn Ritenour on the Tom Woods Show

  1. IB says:

    Hi Dr. Jewell, I just started listening to your Western Civ lectures on the Liberty Classroom website. Your lectures are fantastic! You convey knowledge in such an easy-going manner. Listening to you is both fun and educational (two things that don’t always occur in tandem) and I’m thrilled to have found such a great wealth of knowledge in your lectures.

    • Dr. J says:

      IB, thanks so much for your kind words about my Liberty Classroom lectures. I hope you enjoy all the courses on the site. And stick around for the fun on this blog as well!

  2. Jason, I am glad you liked the program. And Tom is right about Shapiro’s refutation of the perfect competition model. It is an outstanding, well-organized, readable, and thoroughly sound critique.

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