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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Liberty in Books: Madmen, Intellectuals and Academic Scribblers


In this webinar, Wayne Leighton and Edward Lopez talk about their book, “Liberty in Books: Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers”. They argue that a crisis is neither necessary nor sufficient for meaningful political reform. Ideas have consequences only when the right conditions of time and place present themselves, and only when certain individuals — we call them political entrepreneurs — seize the opportunity.


  • Wayne A. Leighton is Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala, Executive Director of the Antigua Forum, Senior Expert at Navigant Economics, LLC, and and co-author (with Ed López) of Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change

  • Edward Lopez is Professor of Economics and the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University.