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Knowledge and CoordinationA Liberal Interpretation$
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Daniel B. Klein

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199355327

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.001.0001

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From a Raft in the Currents of Liberal Economics

From a Raft in the Currents of Liberal Economics

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(p.25) Chapter 3 From a Raft in the Currents of Liberal Economics
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Knowledge and Coordination
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Daniel B. Klein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.003.0003

This chapter provides an autobiographical narration of Daniel B. Klein, which discusses how Klein’s volume on the liberal interpretation of knowledge and coordination materialized. Growing up, Klein resented going to school. But through his classmate, who gave him a profound explanation as to why the school system is disagreeable, he acquired an idea of how to make sense of the social world and helped him see schooling as a public-policy issue. In college, Klein dwelled on the principles and formulation of liberal economics and focused on the works of Friedrich Hayek and Israel Kirzner.

Keywords:   Daniel B. Klein, social world, liberal economics, Friedrich Hayek, Israel Kirzner

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