My ancestors recorded property right claims with a central registrar in the no-mans land of Oregon when the region had no legitimately recognized government. The people of the region followed customs of law and governance share among the English and Americans, with the anticipation that their property rights claims would later be recognized by . . . → Read More: de Soto on Property Rights & the Crash
Robert Leonard has mined the Oskar Morgenstern papers at Duke University and the archives of Vienna, Chicago and New York to produce a richly sourced paper on “The Collapse of Interwar Vienna: Oskar Morgenstern’s Community, 1925-1950″. The paper is strong on the personal side of this dramatic historical period, much weaker when it come to . . . → Read More: Leonard on Oskar Morgenstern & Pre-War Vienna
BORK: Doctor Hayek, I think that if there’s one area in which I disagree with you slightly, it is about — We were discussing the intellectuals, and I guess it is that I see something a little more sinister about them [laughter] than you do. Isn’t it significant that, as you watch the . . . → Read More: YouTube: Robert Bork & Hayek on The Intellectuals
“The common ground [between Hayek and Keynes] was created by the run-up to the war, and by the war itself. The war clarified for both men the values they shared. ‘Our object in this mad, unavoidable struggle’, Keynes declared on 12 December 1939, ‘is not to conquer Germany, but…to bring her back within . . . → Read More: Robert Skidelsky — Hayek vs Keynes: The Road to Reconcilliation
An FEE recording of Hayek speaking on The Constitution of Liberty (mp3 — undated).
Russ Robert pushes back against Barack Obama and the leftist attack on market theory in an outstanding podcast explaining the foundations of the 2000-2010 boom & bust cycle. Roberts identifies government sponsored creditor bailouts as the central ultimate cause of the current boom and bust cycle, including within this cause the famed Greenspan Put — . . . → Read More: Russ Roberts — Punching Back Twice as Hard
Among social democrats, a handful of serious and informed scholars:
Labour Party activist and Oxford professor Raymond Plant is taking Hayek seriously in The Neo-Liberal State.
Economist Ted Burczak is taking Hayek seriously in Socialism After Hayek.
The leftist tracts on “neoliberialism” are full of it.
Hayek is perhaps the most outstanding critic of the “homo economicus” idea among all mainstream economists — criticisms which had virtually no influence within the Chicago school of economics. But from Aihwa Ong, professor of Anthropology at UC-Berkeley, we get this:
“At the center of Hayek’s . . . → Read More: B*llsh*t on Hayek
What’s the one book that explains yourself? “Kathy” in the comments section at Marginal Revolution on her “one book” project:
Here’s a question I’ve been asking people and they were very interested in the answer – which I do not have. We (liberal and conservative relatives) were discussing the splits in the country and I . . . → Read More: “None of the liberals had ever read or heard of _The Road to Serfdom_”
Are you familiar with Friedrich Hayek, the practitioner of class analysis and ideological unmasking? Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty pointed out that individuals who were merely organizational employees or bureaucrats and have never participated as constantly re-calibrating risk takers, entrepreneurial learners, and production re-arrangers would be individuals with a very different understanding of the . . . → Read More: Elena Kagan & Class Analysis