For the seventh installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Nathan Goodman to discuss their article titled Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective. This article is a contribution to an upcoming C4SS anthology called Total Abolition: Police, Prisons, Borders, Empire.
Tune in to learn how economics can contribute to the pursuit of abolition, and how self-governance is best realized through polycentricity and the market process.
This fall, Nathan will become a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at New York University, where he will be affiliated with the Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University, where he was a Ph.D. fellow with the Mercatus Center and a Graduate Fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Nathan’s research broadly focuses on political economy, applied microeconomics, market process economics, New Institutional Economics, and defense economics. He analyzes how alternative institutional arrangements shape the provision of security. Nathan is also the former Lysander Spooner Research Scholar in Abolitionist Studies at C4SS.