Category Archives: Influence

canada: Is MP Stephen Harper Still A Hayekian?

Quotable: The government’s sudden embrace of Keynesian economics — the theory that you can spend your way out of a recession — is pretty much the mirror image of everything Harper has fought for over the past two decades. He … Continue reading

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crisis: Chairman’s Letter to Sears Shareholders Defends Capitalism, Analyzes Crisis, Recommends Hayek

Quotable: The two most important books that any student of current events should be reading in this environment are both by Friedrich Hayek, the esteemed Austrian economist. Based on events he witnessed beginning in the early part of the 20th … Continue reading

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bio: Allan Meltzer Explains Hayek’s Influence on His Work

Quotable: I got interested in political economy to a very large extent because Karl Brunner had started the Interlaken Seminars in Switzerland.  There were a lot of people there who were trained in philosophy or sociology.  Since my training was … Continue reading

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