Off the clock, this Prof parties in New Orleans. Check it out!

Release Date
March 7, 2014

Topic

Free Markets and Capitalism
Description

New Orleans, the one and only! So much culture, so many parties, so many parades, so much food, and so much more. Where does it all come from? How did it survive the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina? Join Off the Clock Economist Dan D’Amico as he punches out from Loyola University to tramp around the Big Easy. Get ready to discover:
– The social capital behind booking a local band
– How spontaneous order makes Mardi Gras even more fun
– Why cultural economics matters when you’re at the bar
So follow the tattooed guy as he learns about the enduring social ties and financial logic of brass bands, legendary watering holes, and enticing parades.

Go straight to the academy program!
Reconstructing New Orleans (article): Nicole Gelinas of the City Journal on how government won’t help New Orleans get back on track.
Notes from Under Water (article): A very engaging account of the chaos and destruction in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina
Mitch Landrieu on New Orleans’s ‘Economic Miracle’ (interview): A fresh Mayor outlines why New Orleans is coming back strong after the storm
I, Pencil (video): An exploration of unplanned, spontaneous order and the invisible hand.

Off the clock, this Prof parties in New Orleans. Check it out!
DAN D’AMICO: New Orleans, NOLA, Crescent City, the Big Easy, it’s about peaople, it’s about parties, it’s about parades, its about food, and it’s about fun.
THAT GUY: It’s about partying!
D’AMICO: That’s what That Guy said. I’m professor Dan D’amico, assistant professor of economics at Loyola University, New Orleans. You should join me in this online learn liberty program, you’ll learn about ideas like social capital, spontaneous order, and cultural economics. So if you can’t make it to Mardi Gras this year, AT LEAST sign up for Learn Liberty Academy and join me. We’ll gain access to a private Facebook discussion group, and you’ll even get to have live question and answer session with me. So register today at Learn Liberty Academy, and laissez les bon temps rouler!