Ep. 122 Alex Salter on the Empty Slogan of “State Capacity” and the Famous Somalia Challenge
Alex Salter is an economist with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. Bob asks him about his recent article (with Vincent Geloso) criticizing "state capacity" as an explanation for economic development. Along the way, they also discuss the historical record and its challenge to modern-day anarchists.
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