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Ed Stringham: Private Governance

Edward Stringham on Mises Weekends

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10/09/2015Edward StringhamJeff Deist

Our guest this weekend is Edward Stringham, professor of Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of a fantastic new book called Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life. In this book, Ed looks back at the history of private legal systems, and in so doing demolishes the idea that only the state can manage and adjudicate human conflicts. Today, Ed gives some concrete, real-world examples of how private governance operates in our statist world. If you're interested in Rothbardian and Hoppean anarcho-capitalism, you'll find Ed's book a great addition to your library, and you'll enjoy hearing this interview with Edward Stringham.

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Contact Edward Stringham

Edward Stringham is Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2017 he became president of American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1997 and his doctorate from George Mason University in 2002. As a student, Stringham first attended Mises University in 1996.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.