Sample Reading List/Discussion Materials

The following Books/Movies were explored in previous Koch Scholar Program semesters.


Animal Farm, George Orwell
Are Economists Basically Immoral? Paul Heyne
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Beyond Politics, Randy T Simmons
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, Joseph Schumpter
Common Sense Economics, Gwartney Stroup, Lee and Ferrarini
Conflict of Visions, Thomas Sowell
Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt
Enders Game, Orson Scott Card
Essays on Political Economy, Frederic Bastiat
Fable of the Bees, Mandeville and Harth
How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman
Law, Legislation & Liberty, F. A. Hayek - Chapters 1-4
Looking Backward 2000-1887, Edward Bellamy
Machinery of Freedom, David Freidman
Managerial Dilemmas, Gary Miller
Murder at the Margin, Marshall Jevons
Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
Nudge, Thaler and Sunstein
On the Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Playing God in Yellowstone, Alston Chase
The Ascent of Money, Naiall Ferguson
The Choice, Russell Roberts
The Design of Business, Roger Martin
The Future and its Enemies, Virginal Postrell
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
The Invisible Heart, Russell Roberts
The Invisible Hook, Peter Leeson
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein
The Price of Everything, Russ Roberts
The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley
The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek
The Science of Success, Charles Koch
The Second Discourse, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Second Treatise, John Locke
The Secret of Primitive Accumulation, Karl Marx:
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
The Time it Never Rained, Elmer Kelton
Tropical Nature, Adrian Forsyth and Ken Miyata
Use of Knowledge in Society, F. A. Hayek
Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith


The Castle
A Day Without a Mexican