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The podcast guests we had in 2015 share some of their greatest intellectual influences and give book recommendations.


Here are our 2015 guests’ greatest intellectual influences and recommendations.

Peter Van Doren
Avner Greif, Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy: Lessons from Medieval Trade

Jennifer Lawless
All‐​male Senate Judiciary Committee during the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

Jacob Levy
Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws

Elizabeth Nolan Brown
IHS Seminars

Mark A. Calabria
Peter Wallison, Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again
John Weicher, Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs
Edward Glaeser and Satya Thallam, House of Cards: Reforming America’s Housing Finance System

Scott Bullock
Albert Murray, The Omni‐​americans: Black Experience and American Culture

Allen Dickerson
Aristotle, Politics

Peter Suderman
Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel

Kevin Glass
Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty

James R. Otteson
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Timothy P. Carney
Here’s a list of all of the Washington Examiner’s articles tagged ‘Export Import Bank.’

Daniel J. Ikenson
Frederick Bastiat, Essays on Political Economy

Grover Norquist
Hernando de Soto, The Other Path
Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital

Peter J. Boettke
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action
Peter J. Boettke, Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Steven Horwitz
Friedrich Hayek, Law, Legislation, and Liberty: Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice
Don Lavoie, National Economic Planning: What Is Left?
Don Lavoie, Rivalry and Central Planning: The Socialist Calculation Debate Reconsidered

Bruce D. Benson
Friedrich Hayek, Law, Legislation, and Liberty, Volume 1: Rules and Order

Daniel J. Mitchell
William E. Simon, A Time for Truth

Andrew I. Cohen
Social Studies curriculum “The Freedom Unit
Ayn Rand, Anthem

Michael C. Munger
James M. Buchanan, What Should Economists Do?

Michael D. Tanner
Charles Murray, Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980

John C. Goodman
Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom

Christopher A. Preble
Fareed Zakaria, The Post‐​American World: Release 2.0
Ian Bremmer, Superpower

Katherine Mangu‐​Ward
John Stossel’s ABC News Special on Greed

Andrew J. Cohen
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
E. G. West, Adam Smith: The Man and His Works

Matt Zwolinski
Herbert Spencer, Social Statics

George H. Smith
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness
Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Ayn Rand, Philosophy: Who Needs It
Ayn Rand, For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Flemming Rose
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Oak and the Calf: Sketches of Literary Life in the Soviet Union
Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope: A Memoir

Trevor Burrus
Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions
Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics
Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed: Self‐​Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

Aaron Ross Powell
Rosalind Hursthouse, On Virtue Ethics