"The democratic state’s true ‘will’ is a product of compromise, a nebulous common denominator of everyone’s ephemeral and conflicting interests, as interpreted by fallible elected politicians and honest and dishonest professional bureaucrats"
- José Osvaldo de Meira Penna Meira Penna in O dinossauro
My academic exploration involves delving into the intellectual legacies of economists and political philosophers, such as Hayek, Lerner, Lange, Mises, List, and Locke. I'm equally intrigued by the intricate dynamics of human behavior within diverse institutional settings. This curiosity drives me to study both structured socialist economies and the enduring influences of past spontaneous institutions on our contemporary world.
Work in Progress
"The Spontaneous Provision of Criminal Law" with Henry A. Thompson (R&R)
"You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains?" with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith (R&R)
"The Lange Lerner Hypothesis: Analyzing the Impact of Banking Monopolization on Democracy" with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith (Under Review)
"The Conservative of the Spontaneous Order" (Under Review)
"The Rise of Commerce" (Book Chapter: Under Review)
"Mises and the Disutility of Labor" (Book Chapter: Work in Progress)
"John Locke and the Freedom to Associate" (Book Chapter: Work in Progress)
"The Price of Silence" with Henry A. Thompson (Work in Progress)
"The Socialists’ Hypotheses and The Road to Serfdom" with Daniel J Smith and Nicholas Jensen (Work in Progress)
"Contextualizing The Road to Serfdom: Investigating the Common Understanding of Socialism, Planning, and the Welfare State, 1930-1950" with Daniel J Smith and Nicholas Jensen (Work in Progress)
Comrades Bowling Alone: The Impact of State Ownership of the Economy on Civil Society with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith (Work in Progress)
Stonewalling Progress: Socialism and LGBT Political Inclusion with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith (Work in Progress)