Category Archives: Division of Knowledge

interview: 1936 — Hayek’s Breakthrough Year

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 … Continue reading

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edmund phelps: The Elite Don’t Understand How Capitalism Works

Nobel Prize winner Edmond Phelps channels Friedrich Hayek and re-introduces Frank Knight in a brutal take-down of a failed generation botching up the works because they are fatally ignorant of how a capitalist economy actually works.  What Phelps is too … Continue reading

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