"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
"You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains?" with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith
"The Lange Lerner Hypothesis: Analyzing the Impact of Banking Monopolization on Democracy" with Nicholas A. Reinarts and Daniel J. Smith
"The Conservative of the Spontaneous Order"
"Mises and the Disutility of Labor"
"John Locke and the Freedom to Associate"