Archive | June 12, 2012

R.I.P. Elinor Ostrom

While she was no libertarian (and as keynote speaker at the 2011 APEE, took the opportunity to lecture the assembled libertarians on the importance of the state), her work on the ways in which coordination mechanisms and decentralised institutions can enable the poor to better their lot while bypassing the state is a vital contribution to libertarian thought. In many ways she was a left-wing Hayek.

Elinor Ostrom

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