Friedrich Hayek’s early letters

Excerpts from Hayek’s early letters, sent home to his parents in Vienna from New York City in 1923 and 1924.  Two snippets:

“Weather: humid and rainy
Appetite: far above financial means
Socks: beginning to have holes
Mending talents: growing
Bank account: $45”

“Oh, this America, magnificent and outrageous, the latter
perhaps even more. In the long term, I think it is unbearable for Europeans … I’d rather die than be a New Yorker my whole life”

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