It Usually Starts With Friedrich Hayek

Writer Charlotte Hays tells her story:

Like most people who went into journalism in those halcyon days, I started out on the left.  We New Orleans scribblers loved then-Mayor Moon Landrieu, father of Senator Mary Landrieu, mostly because, in addition to being a colorful personality, Landrieu had a talent for getting federal money for the . . . → Read More: It Usually Starts With Friedrich Hayek

HAYEK IS EFFECTIVELY BLACKBALLED FROM THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Friedrich Hayek is almost universally recognized as one of the most profound and influential thinkers of the modern period.

But a person could throw rocks for a month on any campus in America and not hit a professor with any competence or interest in the work of one of the few thinkers of the last . . . → Read More: HAYEK IS EFFECTIVELY BLACKBALLED FROM THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

CHARLES BAIRD IN A VW BEATTLE WITH F. A. HAYEK

“I picked Hayek up from the airport in my VW Beetle and drove him to the Mills campus. I tried to talk with him about his work, but he seemed much more interested in learning about me.”

From the Berkeley econ department to Virginia, UCLA, & Austrian economics, how Charles Baird discovered economics can be . . . → Read More: CHARLES BAIRD IN A VW BEATTLE WITH F. A. HAYEK

CAGE MATCH — JOHN STOSSEL VS KATE ZERNIKE

On the “obscurity” of F. A. Hayek.  Tonight.  In this cage match, Zernike would be the intellectual equivalent of the midget wrestler.

It started with The Road to Serfdom

A profile of Ron Paul from The Atlantic.  Longish and predictably low brow / leftist, but informative for all that.

The historic 2005 Hayek-in-Asia conference

Nonoy Oplas:

Around late September 2005, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) sponsored the historic “The Constitution of Liberty in Asia” roundtable discussion (RTD) in Phuket, Thailand. For one day, around 20 of us, free market leaders and individuals from Asia, discussed half of a thick book — . . . → Read More: The historic 2005 Hayek-in-Asia conference

Jimmy Lai — the Tiger Woods animation guy

– has a bust of Friedrich Hayek in the lobby of his corporate headquarters.

Survey says …

36% of German economist surveyed say that Friedrich Hayek’s ideas are “Very Important” for today’s economics, in a poll of 1,158 German economists by the Financial Times of Germany.  Another 32% say that Hayek’s ideas are “Somewhat Important” for today’s economics.    Three percent say that Hayek’s ideas are “Unimportant” — exactly the same number who . . . → Read More: Survey says …

Enough BS, Here’s the Texas Curriculum on Economics

Leftists in the media fill the public square with untrue sludge, and like day follows night they have done so on the new Texas school curriculum changes.  Law Professor  Ann Althouse flags an example — and does a quick Fisking with links to the actual text of the new Texas Curriculum.

The text of the . . . → Read More: Enough BS, Here’s the Texas Curriculum on Economics

The Making of an Ex-Democrat

Journalist / blogger Stacy McCain fields a few questions.  This part caught our attention:

Q. Mr. McCain, how would you describe your political foundations, such as your economic, social and national defense leanings?

A. To begin with, I’m an ex-Democrat. As far as I’m concerned, anything that is good for the Democratic Party is bad . . . → Read More: The Making of an Ex-Democrat

Hayek’s Book List

The books that influenced Friedrich Hayek:

1.   (tie)  Carl Menger’s Principles of Economics.   HTML version here.  PDF version here.

1.  (tie)   Carl Menger’s Investigation into the Method of the Social Sciences.  PDF version here.

2.   Ernst Mach, The Analysis of Sensations.  Google Books version here.

3.  Walther Rathenau’s The New Society.  Google . . . → Read More: Hayek’s Book List

Closing in on 1,000,000 views

It’s a YouTube sensation — the Keynes vs. Hayek Rap:

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Random Quote

I doubt whether statistics [as they are used by economists] ever can be used for Popperian purposes of falsifying a theory because statistical data — as such — never occur to the theory, therefore we cannot falsify the theory statistically. — F. A. Hayek

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