#EconlibReads offers online reading groups (both live and online-only) on a monthly basis. Each Group will focus on a particular topic, and a common set of readings will form the basis for our discussions.

Online reading groups are conducted in our dedicated Facebook group. Virtual Reading Groups are conducted via the Zoom online platform at pre-determined dates and times.

Participation is offered at no-cost, and there is no need to be an expert on the topic for discussion! In fact, these reading groups are designed to be appropriate for people engaging with the topic at hand for the first time as well as for established scholars. The only requirement is that participants be eager to read and engage in civil conversation.


Our online Reading Group in September is hosted by AdamSmithWorks.


Join us in our #SmithWorksReads Facebook group for a three week conversation on Professor Ryan Hanley’s edited volume, Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy.

Schedule of Readings:
Week of September 7: Essays 1-13
Week of September 14: Essays 14-23
Week of September 21: Essays 24-32



Coming in October, join us in #EconlibReads to discuss Bryan Caplan’s The Myth of the Rational VoterDetails coming soon.


Our October Virtual Reading Group is hosted by AdamSmithWorks and will explore selections from David Hume’s Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. For more information, click here.




Please find a PDF version of our previous Reading Group discussion questions below:


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