AN INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE CALDWELL

At TheFutureofCapitialism.com .

Bruce Caldwell vs Farrant & McPhail on Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

As usual, Caldwell nails it.  From the Abstract:

In a recent article in Challenge magazine, Andrew Farrant and Edward McPhail argue that the central message of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is that any attempt to create a welfare state must lead inevitably to totalitarianism. I argue in my paper that this was not . . . → Read More: Bruce Caldwell vs Farrant & McPhail on Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

YouTube — William White, Bruce Caldwell, Alex Leijonhufvud & Tony Lawson at the Soros Conference

Hayekian economists confront the economics profession at the inaugural conference of The Institute for New Economic Theory at Cambridge:

William White’s written paper is here.

Bruce Caldwell’s written text is here. (Note that Caldwell misrepresents Hayek’s economics when he claims that Hayek opposed post-bust counter-deflationary policies — Hayek endorsed these as early as . . . → Read More: YouTube — William White, Bruce Caldwell, Alex Leijonhufvud & Tony Lawson at the Soros Conference

Why _The Road to Serfdom_ is a Bestseller .. Again

Bruce Caldwell in the Washington Post:

.. Hayek [is] reemerging as a bestselling author. A new edition of Hayek’s seminal book, “The Road to Serfdom,” was published in March 2007 by the University of Chicago Press as part of a series called “The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek,” for which I serve as editor. . . . → Read More: Why _The Road to Serfdom_ is a Bestseller .. Again

Caldwell on Hayek and Spontaneous Order

A good deal of the academic literature on Hayek is horrible because the professors writing on Hayek are narrow specialists with limited cross disciplinary knowledge — and because these scholars attempt to explain and analyse Hayek based on a fatally incomplete reading of Hayeks complex cross disciplinary project.

And repeatedly I see academics burdening Hayek . . . → Read More: Caldwell on Hayek and Spontaneous Order

audio: Bruce Caldwell on Friedrich Hayek & 20th Century Economics

Here’s a great discussion on the economics of Friedrich Hayek (mp3) placed in the context of the history of economics and philosophy of science.  The speaker is Bruce Caldwell, author of Hayek’s Challenge.

road: Sales Figures for _The Road to Serfdom_

[UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers. Feel free to stop and look around.]

I contacted Bruce Caldwell, and he sent along these sales numbers for the new Collected Works edition of Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom edited by Bruce Caldwell, life-to-date sales as of 2/28/09:

Paperback edition:   29,057 Hardcover edition:       949

The new Collected Works edition . . . → Read More: road: Sales Figures for _The Road to Serfdom_

video: Bruce Caldwell Interviewed by Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson and Bruce Caldwell on Bloggingheads.tv discussing Friedrich Hayek and Bruce’s excellent book Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek.  Caldwell is the editor in chief of Hayek’s Collected Works.  This is great stuff.

Taped July 9, 2008.

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Random Quote

It is likely that many modern economists would have no difficulty accepting Hayek’s statement of the problem [of macroeconomics] as roughly equivalent to their own. Whether or not this is so, I wish .. to argue that it should be so, or that the most rapid progress toward a coherent and useful aggregate economic theory will result from the acceptance of the problem statement as advanced by [Hayek] — Robert Lucas

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