Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GWorks Interviews: Kent Greenfield

In this five-part interview, Kent Greenfield discusses his latest book, The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits (Yale University Press, 2011).

Part One: Constraints: Biology, Neurology, Culture & Choice Describing the book and how biology, neurology and culture affect choice.

Part Two: Constraints Continued: Power, Markets & Choice How power and markets affect choice.

Part Three: Health Care: Choice Implied & Applied Understanding choice generally might affect a public policy issue like health care.

Part Four: A Perfect Game of Choice What a baseball player and Supreme Court justices have to do with choice.

Part Five: Conclusion: The Good, the Bad & The Choice How the idea that choice is constrained relates to our desire to morality and a political climate in which politicians use the threat to shut down government as a bargaining position.

Kent Greenfield is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where he “teaches and writes in the areas of business law, constitutional law, decision making theory, legal theory, and economic analysis of law.”