Edition of The Machinery of Freedom is Now Available as a
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
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unpublished.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
oft-repeated observation that “we need to have a national conversation
on $ISSUE” actually means “I need to talk, and you need to listen”."
My Courses (Current and Recent)
My Webbed Talks
Products I Would Like to See
Places I Cannot Go:
Living Paper: An Open Source Project to produce computer programs that
teach economic ideas.
Work in Progress: My Recent Drafts (Not so recent now)
of a successful breeding
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,
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.
currently working on a book on legal systems very different from ours;
is up for comments.
I have now webbed the online version of my most recent book, Future Imperfect; comments
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
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.
We are Getting Smarter: A Conjectural
explanation for concealed ovulation in
Ideas for research projects in
economics that other people might like to do.
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
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
information on usage of this site.