Monthly Archives: February 2009

interview: Hayek on Money, Keynes, Friedman & Gold

Quotable: Q: You taught with Lord John Maynard Keynes at the same university, did you not? Hayek: I taught at his university while he was advising government. We at the London School of Economics were evacuated to Cambridge for the … Continue reading

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controversy: Glasner Challenges Armey on Hayek vs. Keynes

“More Hayek and Less Armey” by David Glasner Dick Armey, an obscure economics professor who enjoyed a second career as a moderately well-known politician, does not much like President Obama’s stimulus plan.  To buttress his opposition with more intellectual heft … 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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inflation: Hayek on Meet the Press in 1975

You can read the transcript here.  Or listen to the audio.  The interview is from June 22, 1975. Quotable: Levine:  “Dr. Von Hayek, the general belief among administration economists now is that we are near or at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Hayek vs Friedman: Anna Schwartz — Hayekian Macroeconomist

Chicago school economists Scott Sumner examines Anna Schwartz’s recent abandonment of the Friedman / Schwartz position on money and the business cycle in favor of a neo-Hayekian view. Note well, however.  In the comments Sumner helpfully acknowledges that he doesn’t … Continue reading

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fun: Send a Card to an Economist

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