Has anyone seen this? It’s a 60 minute interview with Friedrich Hayek conducted in the early 1980s by investment manager Kenneth Gerbino, who headed an organization he’d created called the American Economic Council at the time of the interview. He’s charging $8.95 for viewings of the video.
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Two top economists talk about ideas and economic personalities. Part 1. Part 2.
One point which deserves mention in this connection is that Keynes knew appallingly little about nineteenth-century economics, or about nineteenth-century history. He hated the nineteenth century for aesthetic reasons [laughter]. While he was a great expert on Elizabethan history, he just . . . → Read More: VIDEO – Hayek Interviewed by Armen Alchian in 1978
They are all here, full length, streaming on the internet. Every one of them. These are the interviews organized by Armen Alchian and Robert Chitester in 1978 and recorded as part as the UCLA Oral History project. Conversations with Axel Leijonhufvud, James Buchanan, Robert Bork, Leo Rosten, Jack High, Thomas Hazlett, Armen A. Alchian, Robert . . . → Read More: Video — Hayek’s 1978 UCLA Interviews
Friedrich Hayek discussed Keynes, unemployment, general rules, and the notion of “society” with William F. Buckley, Nov. 7, 1977. Read the PDF transcript here. (Note well — the transcript contains a number of mistakes.)
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From the transcript:
“Lord Keynes .. was operating [in the 1930s] . . . → Read More: Transcript: Firing Line – Hayek meets Buckley
Now in English: Conversations with Great Economists: Friedrich A. Hayek, John Hicks, Nicholas Kaldor, Leonid V. Kantorovich, Joan Robinson, Paul A.Samuelson, Jan Tinbergen by Diego Pizano.
Originally published in Spanish as Dialogos Con Economistas Eminenes, (Mexico) Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1980. Preview the book at Google Books here. Buy the book from Amazon here.
The . . . → Read More: “Deflation .. Prolonged The Depression” — New Friedrich Hayek Interview
Hayek consistently asserted that the work of John Maynard Keynes was a retrograde throwback to the backward looking, pre-marginalist, objective cost, distributional thought of the classical British economists, a brand of thinking that had been smuggled into post-marginalist economics by Alfred Marshall. For Hayek, the modern marginalist economics of Menger, Knight, Wieser, and Jevons looked . . . → Read More: interview: 1936 — Hayek’s Breakthrough Year
A videotaped interview with Friedrich Hayek from 1985:
John Maynard Keynes knew very little economics — Friedrich Hayek drops that bomb and more in his 1978 UCLA Oral History interview with Leo Rosen:
ROSTEN: … this was the period, of course, when John Maynard Keynes was coming into international repute, and I’d love you to talk about him.
HAYEK: Well, I knew him . . . → Read More: interview: Friedrich Hayek on John Maynard Keynes – Part 1
Did John Maynard Keynes know the work of Knut Wicksell, did he read Schumpeter, what economics did he know? Friedrich Hayek answers these questions and more in an interview with Leo Rosten:
ROSTEN: … Is it true that he said, “I am no longer a Keynesian”?
HAYEK: I haven’t heard him say so; it’s quite . . . → Read More: interview: Friedrich Hayek on John Maynard Keynes – Part II
If you want to understand who Friedrich Hayek is and what his life was all about, you can’t do better than read the transcripts of the 1978 interviews with Friedrich Hayek conducted by Earlene Craver, Axel Leijonhufvud, Leo Rosten, Jack High, James Buchanan, Robert Bork, Thomas Hazlett, Armen Alchian, and Robert Chitester in October and . . . → Read More: oral history: The 1978 UCLA Interviews With Friedrich Hayek