Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hayek vs Keynes in the Wall Street Journal

Gerald O’Driscoll explains the significance of the Hayek vs Keynes debate of 1932 for today.  Quotable: “Is all spending equally productive, or should government policies aim to simulate private investment? If the latter, then Mr. Obama is following in FDR’s … Continue reading

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Coming soon on Taking Hayek Seriously — “80 years of risable bullshit is enough”

Maybe after the weekend.

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“[During the artificial boom] credit expansion has gone to where government directed it”

Edward Leamer and Russ Roberts have explained how the boom/bust cycle has been shaped by government policy, and directed into such sectors as housing and finance.  In Hayek’s economics housing is a long-term production good, an open target for malinvestment … Continue reading

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Video — Milton Friedman talks about Hayek and The Road to Serfdom

Brian Lamb interviews Milton Friedman about his 50th Anniversary edition of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom.

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Video — Gary Becker remembers Hayek’s faculty seminars at the U. of Chicago

at about 4:20 in the opening moments of his 2010 IEA Hayek Lecture on immigration.

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“The Road to Serfdom” — 20,000 downloads in June

The pdf Reader’s Digest edition of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom at the IEA web site was downloaded over 20,000 times in the month of June.

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