Monthly Archives: March 2011

KEYNES vs HAYEK RAP on YouTube — 2,000,000+ VIEWS & COUNTING

Counting multiple translations, the Hayek vs. Keynes “Fear the Boom and Bust” rap is well beyond 2,000,000 views on YouTube. Here’s the original English version.

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ECONOMISTS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

Paul Krugman: if you’ve reached the point where you don’t pay attention to anything that might disturb your orthodoxy, you’re not doing science, you’re not even pursuing a discipline. All you’re doing is perpetuating a smug, closed-minded sect. Compare Paul … Continue reading

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WHERE TO STUDY HAYEK & HAYEKIAN IDEAS? Part 1

I’ve always recommended that folks interested in some aspect of Hayek’s work take that interest and pursue studies with a professor doing something somehow related to that interest with the best track record of placing his or her students in … Continue reading

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Feser on Scientism

A roundup with commentary: Edward Feser on scientism. Feser’s work is self-recommending — there are few better writers in all of philosophy, and he’s got a top notch mind. Of special interest to me are Feser’s engagements with Alexander Rosenberg. … Continue reading

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IS IT WITTGENSTEIN?

Or is it Seth Lipsky on fiat money and the kilometer standard in Paris. Wittgenstein in his private language argument and in his discussion of our shared language and practices of measuring with an inch-ruler brings to the foreground the … Continue reading

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ELEGANT MATH VS FIELD RESEARCH — GUESS WHICH DOMINATES IN THE SCIENCE OF ECONOMICS

Economists are increasingly behaving a bit more like real scientists — such as biologists — in leaving their computer screens and going into the world doing field research. It’s a giant throwback to the research tradition of non-economist Ronald Coase, … Continue reading

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