Monday, January 27, 2020

What I Have Been Up To

Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life is now available as an audiobook from, read by me. The book is written for readers who would like to learn economics for the fun of it — economics understood not as the study of the economy but as a tool for understanding human behavior: crime, marriage, politics, and much else. Also available in print and as a kindle, both from Amazon.

I have produced two other audiobooks, The Machinery of Freedom (third edition) and Harald, my first novel, both also on

My third novel, Brothers, the sequel to Salamander, should be out shortly in print and kindle. 

My next audiobook project will probably be Future Imperfect.

I am not planning an audiobook of my most recent book, Legal Systems Very Different from Ours, anytime soon. But someone else is doing it, with my permission, as a series of podcasts.


Sigis said...

David, I don't see Hidden Order on Audible.

Jorge said...

The link to the podcast does not work

Anonymous said...

Same here - podcast link does not work

Anna said...

The podcast can be accessed from three sites:

Ryan said...

Hey David,

Any chance you'll be revisiting/updating any of Future Imperfect?

David Friedman said...

I won't say zero chance, but I don't think it's very likely. My usual rule is "fire and forget." I don't want to write one book or article and then spend the rest of my life defending and expanding it.

The main exception is _Machinery_, three editions total over almost fifty years.

David Friedman said...


I was wrong. As best I can tell, it has passed Audible's checking process but not yet been put on sale.

wtanksley said...

Thank you David! Let us know when it's released.

For those like me who don't use SoundCloud or iTunes, the RSS link for that podcast is:

David Friedman said...

I forgot about this query. The audiobook is up and has been for a while now.