Category Archives: Influence

Justin Wolfers – Hayek is a Serious Influence on My Own Work

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 … Continue reading

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Hayek’s Influence — A Reality Check

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 … Continue reading

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Firestorm! Friedrich Hayek in the High Schools! Oh My!

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 … Continue reading

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Hayek to join Marx in the School Curriculum

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 … Continue reading

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John Stossel — One Reporter’s Coming of Age

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 … Continue reading

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Nobels for Ostrom & Williamson Get at Big Thumbs Up From Hayekian Economists

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 … Continue reading

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