Steven Landsburg

Steven Landsburg

  • Steven Landsburg 
  • Professor of Economics at University of Rochester, Author of The Armchair Economist

 

Steven E. Landsburg, mathematician, free-market libertarian, and author of the witty and instructive best seller The Armchair Economist, helps to de-mystify such mysteries of economics as how should we feel about taxes that redistribute income? At a level a 10-year-old can understand, Landsburg addresses the question of why is fairness on the playground different than fairness in the marketplace? A prolific writer of academic papers and books, and guest columnist for popular magazines on mathematics, philosophy, and economics, Landsburg examines the philosophies that underlie the case for redistributive taxes and, at the same time, demonstrates his belief that parents, children and economists have a lot to learn from each other.

Presentations at Calvin University:

The Economist on the Playground: What My Ten-Year Daughter and I Taught Each Other About Economic Justice
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 27, 1999  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: John and Mary Loeks and Mark and Carol Muller

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