The Economic Costs of US Empire
In this talk, I discuss the economic costs of American military action. While largely avoiding technical jargon, I explain core economic concepts such as opportunity cost, the calculation problem, and rent-seeking.
This talk was also featured on C-SPAN.
Interview on the Non Serviam Podcast
In this interview I discuss policing as well as alternative approaches to providing security. Starting around 40 minutes into the interview, I discuss the ongoing relevance of the work of Elinor Ostrom, the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Much of the discussion also draws on my book chapter "The Coproduction of Justice" from Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration.
Interview on Ideas in Progress
In this interview, I talk with Anthony Comegna of the Institute for Humane Studies about border militarization, police militarization, surveillance, and political entrepreneurship. This interview builds on my working paper "Border Militarization as an Entrepreneurial Process." We also discuss my paper with Christopher J. Coyne on "The Political Economy of the Virtual Wall," which was recently published in Peace Review.
Interview on The Enragés
In this interview, I talk with Joel Williamson about my article "Abolition: An Economist's Perspective." Our conversation covers a wide range of topics. These include the knowledge problem, the power problem, marginalism, and polycentric governance.