A series of lessons in "economics" in the form of a novel in which LeFevre plays
the role of the guardian of a young girl. The conversations are unreal. The plot
is simply an excuse for moving from one lecture to another. The lessons themselves
are sometimes misinterpretations of praxeology. For example, he alleges that people
value things more if they are rare, as if utility plays no part. He also dodges
difficult questions such as how to defend against or prevent crime without using
force. However, he has a good heart, seems kind, and makes good arguments against
punishment and revenge.
Year Read: 1983
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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