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As loyal readers know, we are big fans of the Political Economy Project. A note to ‘18’s: Enjoy PEP’s honest-to-goodness intellectual experience. It’s the kind of thing for which you came to Hanover.

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Addendum: In case you missed it — I did — PEP has a video that lays out the goals of the most interesting initiative to come along in Hanover in quite a while:

Addendum: PEP will also hold three weekly reading groups this fall each Monday evening from 7-8pm in Silsby or Rockefeller Hall. PEP’s director Doug Irwin promises high level discussion regarding “thought-provoking books that often do not make it into the curriculum”:

Free Market Fairness, by John Tomasi. In this recent book, a leading political philosopher attempts to reconcile “free markets” with traditional notions of “fairness.” This group will be led by Professor Henry Clark.

The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, by Michael Huemer. The title tells it all - it will explore whether the government has the “right” to coerce citizens in various contexts. This group will be led by Professor Jason Sorens.

Law’s Order, by David Friedman. This book asks what economics has to do with law, how the law shapes economic behavior, and why it matters. This group will be led by Professor Douglas Irwin

Note: Each group is limited to no more than 15 students. To ensure a place and to get more information, please respond as soon as possible directly to the professor whose book interests you most. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. You may only participate in one reading group per term.

Pizza, drinks and significant amounts of challenging commentary will be served.

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