I don’t think I’m going too far out of school if I report that Justin Wolfers in personal correspondence has identified F. A. Hayek as a serious influence on his own work in economics. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised then that Google Scholar identifies 328 publications jointly referencing the work of Wolfers and Hayek. Which . . . → Read More: Justin Wolfers – Hayek is a Serious Influence on My Own Work
David Colander and the AEA’s 1991 Committee on Graduate Education have exposed the fact that we have produced generations of economists essentially with no understanding of the history of the development of their science. Evidently Justin Wolfers is one of those economists, and I’d like to give Mr. Wolfers a little remedial course in the . . . → Read More: Hayek’s Influence — A Reality Check
Propose teaching the dead ideas of conspiracy theorist and failed economist Karl Marx to high school students and everyone yawns.
Propose teaching F. A. Hayek to Texas teens? Well, the blogosphere explodes in controversy. Currently there are over 5,000 blog posts on Hayek and the Texas Board of Education decision to include the famous thinker . . . → Read More: Firestorm! Friedrich Hayek in the High Schools! Oh My!
F. A. Hayek and Milton Friedman will now be taught along side Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes in the high school curriculum of Texas — “a debacle for public education” according to one leftist critic.
UPDATE: Free Market Mojo weighs in on the storm of controversy:
Um, what’s the problem? Milton Friedman and Friedrich . . . → Read More: Hayek to join Marx in the School Curriculum
Newsman John Stossel explains how he became a more intelligent consumer reporter — and why the leftist legacy media hates him for it. From the article:
As a local TV reporter, I could find plenty of crooks. But once I got to the national stage — “20/20″ and “Good Morning America” — it was hard . . . → Read More: John Stossel — One Reporter’s Coming of Age
Peter Boettke, Lynne Kiesling, Peter Klein, Vernon Smith, David Henderson, Don Boudreaux, and other Hayekian economists are all applauding the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Lin Ostrom and Oliver Williamson.
Here’s Boettke on Ostrom:
We can talk in more depth in the comments on Lin’s great range of work from the analysis . . . → Read More: Nobels for Ostrom & Williamson Get at Big Thumbs Up From Hayekian Economists
From the new draft course outline of Political Economy 101 at UC-Berkeley:
“Tentatively and provisionally, the teaching staff believe that all versions of the course taught should cover the thoughts and approaches of John Maynard Keynes, Karl Polanyi, Friedrich Hayek, Charles Lindblom, Anthony Downs, James Buchanan, Mancur Olson, Carl Schmitt, Georg Lukacs, Juergen Habermas, Antonio Gramsci, . . . → Read More: course: Political Economy 101 at UC-Berkeley
The “Friedrich Hayek” Google search.
The “Friedrich Hayek” search began to spike in the 4th quarter of 2008 at the onset of the crash, and has been spearheaded by searches from New York City, Washington, D.C., Toronto, London, and Paris, i.e. the financial and political capitals of the West.
From an appreciation by John Gizzi:
Having majored in physical education at California’s Occidental College, the Buffalo Bills great read the works of Milton Friedman and von Hayek between games.
UPDATE: The case against Jack Kemp.
It’s your turn. You decide who are the Top Hayekian Public Intellectuals in America. You can use whatever criteria you prefer. You can add any name you think is missing. You can pick as many choices as you feel deserve your vote.
UPDATE: Current leaders — Don Boudreaux, Thomas Sowell, Russ Roberts, Thomas Woods, Jr., . . . → Read More: YOU VOTE — Who are the Top Hayekian Public Intellectuals in America?
UPDATE: YOU VOTE — HERE.
Let me jump right in with the answer. The top Hayekian public intellectuals in America are:
Thomas Sowell — book author, syndicated columnist. Introduced to Hayek by Milton Friedman at the U. of Chicago, but mostly self taught. John Stossel — TV personality, syndicated columnist, book author. Self taught. Walter . . . → Read More: Who Are The Top Hayekian Public Intellectuals in America?
Ask your average economist what Friedrich Hayek’s central claims in economics are — the claims that made Hayek the most controversial economist in the world over the last 100 years — and the likely answer will be: 1) Hayek claimed that the market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize . . . → Read More: influence: Barack Obama is the #1 Hayekian in the World