Hayek vs Keynes Debate at the L.S.E.

Jamie Whyte has been tapped represent the ideas of F. A. Hayek in a debate with famed Keynes scholar Robert Skidelsky, advancing the economics and political agenda of Mr. Keynes. The debate will be moderated by leftist Paul Mason of the leftist BBC.

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3 Responses to Hayek vs Keynes Debate at the L.S.E.

  1. Ryan Murphy says:

    I find it disconcerting that I don’t even know who the Hayekian is. Why didn’t they just get someone from the Adam Smith Institute?

  2. Andrew Wood says:

    I felt the same way as you, Ryan. His Wikipedia page is not very telling, but then I found this video of him talking about the US recession and it was pretty good. http://vimeo.com/9351389
    I did economics and philosophy in undergrad and I was surprised to see a philosopher defending Hayek in an economic debate. The philosophers in our department either pretended to know economics, or treated it as it’s own philosophy and thought its knowledge was not essential for creating a good society. We had a well respected “business ethics” professor and I took a class with him; he thought I was the most ignorant fool for being libertarian. To call him a business ethicist would be a joke, all he did was find and memorize every bad thing a company did and then use it to describe how terrible all businessmen are. To him, if a company did any good in the world it can be attributed to only two factors, 1. it was just a cover to deter your attention from all the badness they were doing, or 2. government made them do it. I realize I got off topic, but it kind of tarnished my view of philosophers and economics!

  3. Marie says:

    Where is it?The debate…link,please…

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