Sarah Skwire is a fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. She is a poet and author of the writing textbook Writing with a Thesis.
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Literature can inform economics, but not if it’s used carelessly
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE, STEVEN HORWITZ
Literature can provide excellent data about how people felt about economic data; it's not economic data in its own right, though.
A Guardian writer frets about anti-statism in young adult fiction
SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Young adult fiction is supposed to poke holes in the pieties of today's parents along with paternalism writ large.
The Princess Bride reminds us that human action is unpredictable
AUGUST 28, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
The man of system always runs into the inconceivable. That's because he can't conceive of other people who also make plans.
AUGUST 14, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
A play commemorating Magna Carta demonstrates nothing so much as the difficulty of making fine words on paper provide liberty in the real world.
JULY 31, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
The English country house has long inspired fascination; for early poets, though, it inspired its fair share of unease.