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Exploring the Fringes of Economic Thought

By December 13, 2021February 8th, 2023No Comments

“It’s important to talk about fringe-of-the-fringe experiences, not just to show the humanity of intuitives, but to show humanity the commonness of intuition.”

– S. Kelley Harrell

Addison WigginDear Reader,

A casual viewer who stumbles across the Wiggin Sessions might think we’re drawing our guests and topics out of a hat.

Last week we talked to Joel Bowman, an Australian writer and podcaster living in Argentina, about Marxism and the progressive assault on the “idea of America.”

This week, we’ll be talking to Dominic Frisby, a British financial newsletter columnist — who also happens to be a comedian — about the economics of a Scottish arts festival.

You know there’s a method to our madness. But what is it? Our goal is to bring you a diverse set of thinkers who represent a wide variety of genres. And among their differences are some subtle connections we hope will help you understand how the world really works.

Most, if not all, of the over 70 guests who’ve been kind enough to join us for a tipple or two on the Sessions are in the network of friends and colleagues I’ve met and worked with over the past 20 years of writing daily.

To get you in the right frame of mind for this week, I urge you to check out Dominic’s just-released documentary, Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe. It links the famed economist to the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe that has grown up around it.

The film is just an hour long, and — as Dominic tells me — “there are funny bits in it.” Just be warned: “it’s a film about comedy, rather than a comedy,”

You can find it for free on YouTube right here.

Tomorrow, we’ll properly introduce our friend Dominic and his ideas.

Follow your bliss,

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin
Founder, The Financial Reserve

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.