#EconlibReads offers online reading groups (both live and online-only) on a monthly basis.

Each Reading Group will focus on a particular topic, and a common set of readings will form the basis for our discussions. Each group is facilitated by a professional moderator, and the discussion questions are available via PDF once each group concludes.

Asynchronous reading groups (ARGs) are conducted online via Twitter and in our dedicated Facebook group. Virtual Reading Groups (coming in January, 2020) are conducted via the Zoom online platform at pre-determined 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.


This month at AdamSmithWorks, we’re reading Andrew Curran’s Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely.

Each Friday, we’ll post some reflections and questions for further thought and conversation here.



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









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