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Ross Emmett

Dr. Ross B. Emmett is Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, and Professor of Political Economy in ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. His teaching deals with the central question of comparative economic governance: what is the relationship between basic economic institutions and their legal, cultural and political contexts? His research concerns both the history of how modern societies have answered that question, and how today’s answers affect liberty, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Emmett published Frank Knight and the Chicago School in the History of American Economics in 2009. He has edited five collections of material on the history of economics, including The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics (2010) and Great Bubbles (2000), an interdisciplinary examination of the financial crises of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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The Myth of Apolitical Pragmatism

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 15, 2015

The partisans of “reasonable” technocracy often hide their desire to dominate others behind a disdain for “ideology” and “politics.”