The Third Edition of The Machinery of Freedom is Now Available as a Kindle

The second edition is still available for free as both a pdf and
a MobiPocket e-book file.

My second novel, Salamander, is also available as a kindle file on Amazon

My first novel, Harald, is available as free podcasts read by me

My Blog

A Virtual Bardic Circle with some of my storytelling



David D. Friedman's Home Page

This is the home page of David Friedman. Not the Hawaiian artist David Friedman, or the composer David Friedman, or the fix-what's-wrong-with- government David Friedman (050) or the fifteen year old David Friedman or the eighteen year old David Friedman or the legendary film pornographer David Friedman or even the economic journalist David Friedman but the anarchist-anachronist-economist David Friedman.


Now you know why I included my middle initial.

This page has links to my work in a variety of areas, published and unpublished. It is still under construction--and always will be.

My Four Worlds


Quote of the Month


"But being an independent scientist, it is much easier to say you made a mistake than if you are a government department or an employee or anything like that."
(James Lovelock, originator of the "Gaia Hypothesis," on his mistake in overestimating the effects of climate change. Interview.)

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My Books
My Courses (Current and Recent)
Recordings of Courses

My Webbed Talks and Interviews
Products I Would Like to See
Story Ideas
Places I Cannot Go: A Poem
Me
Living Paper: An Open Source Project to produce computer programs that teach economic ideas.
Work in Progress: My Recent Drafts  (Not so recent now)
Evidence of a successful breeding program
Miscellaneous

My first novel, published by Baen, is historical fiction set in an invented historical background (or, if you prefer, fantasy without magic). It has a web page showing the lovely map created for me by Chris Porter. The book is available as an eBook and in hardcopy, and I have webbed podcasts of the entire book, read by me. Baen also has a webbed interview with me about the book.

My second novel, this time a fantasy with magic is up on Amazon as a Kindle file. The map of the college.

I am currently working on a book on legal systems very different from ours; the draft is up for comments.

I have now webbed the online version of my most recent book, Future Imperfect; comments welcome. 

My book Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters, published by Princeton University Press, is accompanied by a book web page which contains images of the entire book along with an extensive system of links--think of them as virtual footnotes--to additional material. An earlier draft is also webbed, in a somewhat more readable form, but without the links.
An earlier book was Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life, published by Harper-Collins. Click to see the
Table of Contents and a sample chapter (on the economics of crime). Copies are available from Laissez-Faire books and Amazon.com as well as many local bookstores. There is even a webbed transcript of my appearance on Book Notes discussing the book. German and Japanese translations of the book are also in print.

Click here for the online errata--errors corrected as they come in, starting with Figure 3-1b.


All of one earlier book of mine, Price Theory: An Intermediate Text, is available on the web, including the two chapters of the first edition that were left out of the second edition.

All of my first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism (2nd edn) is now webbed, both as a pdf and as a MobiPocket e-book file.


Drafts of an articles on The Market for Students and the future of stateless societies; some years ago I delivered a paper dealing with market failure and arguments for and against government at the Mont Pelerin Meeting in Reykjavik.

I have just  (4/9/13) webbed a new paper: Feud as Law Enforcement, Ancient and Modern  or  Why is There a Patent Troll Problem and How Can it be Solved?

Why We are Getting Smarter: A Conjectural Explanation

A conjectural explanation for concealed ovulation in humans.

Ideas for research projects in economics that other people might like to do.


I teach at Santa Clara University in  the Law School Last  fall I taught a class on the Economic Analysis of Law and a (new for me) class on Intellectual Property Theory. In the spring I taught an adult education version of my legal systems seminar. This fall I am teaching my Legal Systems Very Different From Ours seminar and  Intellectual Property Theory.

 

My wife says that when someone points a camera at me I look as if was facing a firing squad. I am not sure if this (from at talk I gave at Texas Christian University entitled "In Defense of Anarchy") is an improvement.

If you prefer color, this one was taken on a visit to Iceland some years back, and this was taken, and webbed, by Declan McCullagh.


In October of 1997, I had a televised debate on encryption regulation with Ed Meese. The transcript is now webbed.


I can be reached at DDFr@DavidDFriedman.com

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