Eighteenth-Century Session Papers & Hairdressers and Barbers

An earlier blog post – “Adam Smith and a Close Shave” – introduced the litigation of the Barbers of Edinburgh v. The Hairdressers of Edinburgh. and discussed a spoof or possible genuine Session Paper. Your blogger has discussed this with Professor Dan Klein of George Mason University Dept. of Economics in a podcast to be found at at https://econjwatch.org/podcast/john-cairns-on-the-1758-pamphlet-about-hair-cutting-in-edinburgh