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  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Who's Afraid of Friedrich Hayek? The Nobel-winning economist has got modern critics running scared.

    12/12/2011 5:53:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | December 9, 2011 | Sheldon Richman
    I’m sensing some panic in the air. Certain people seem mighty concerned that other people are...discovering Hayek. As a W. S. Gilbert character might say, Oh horror! Economics and business reporter David Warsh is getting much attention for suggesting that F. A. Hayek, far from being one of the two most prominent economists of the 1930s—the other being Keynes—is rather more like the woman who was thought to have won the Boston marathon in 1980 when in fact she had joined the race, mostly unnoticed, a half-mile from the finish line. Hayek’s fans “have jumped a caricature out of the...
  • George Soros: Why I agree with (some of) Friedrich Hayek

    04/29/2011 11:16:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/29/2011 | George Soros
    Friedrich Hayek is generally regarded as the apostle of a brand of economics which holds that the market will assure the optimal allocation of resources — as long as the government doesn’t interfere. It is a formalized and mathematical theory, whose two main pillars are the efficient market hypothesis and the theory of rational expectations. This is usually called the Chicago School, and it dominates the teaching of economics in the United States. I call it market fundamentalism. I have an alternative interpretation — diametrically opposed to the efficient market hypothesis and rational expectations. It is built on the twin...
  • The Triumphant Return of Friedrich Hayek (Or how Keynesianism quickly fell out of favor)

    11/29/2010 6:50:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/29/2010 | Ruchir Sharma
    Last year the consensus opinion was that we are all Keynesians now. Virtually everyone in the commentariat believed that John Maynard Keynes’s solution for the Great Depression—heavy government spending to resuscitate the economy—was also the answer to today’s global downturn. The first cracks in the consensus appeared with the outbreak of the fiscal crisis in Greece earlier this year. Across the developed world, critics began to argue that government spending had reached the point of diminishing returns, and was producing an anemic recovery that mainly benefited special-interest groups. And the electorate listened. From Europe to the United States, as voters...
  • The New Republican: How to Build the GOP's Next Generation

    01/28/2010 2:56:33 AM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Huffington Post | 1/28/2010 | Alex Castellanos
    Their party was out of ideas and out of office. It had grown preposterously out of touch, a caricature of economic irresponsibility and elite, Washington-dinner-party values. Then along came Bill Clinton to return Democrats to the political center and teach them how to win. For the party seared by McGovern, Carter, Mondale, and Dukakis, the birth of the "New Democrat" in 1991 was a renaissance. Clinton was not afraid to march over the traditionally Republican ground of tax cuts, deficit reduction, and welfare reform to advance the Democratic party from its Dark Ages. In its founding documents, the Clinton-inspired Democratic...
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/20/2009 1:37:26 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 128 replies · 5,343+ views ^ | 1944 | Friedrich Hayek
  • Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths (traditional futurism)

    01/07/2009 4:49:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 637+ views
    First Principles ^ | January 2, 2009 | Allan C. Carlson
    Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths - 01/02/09 This is part three of a symposium on contemporary conservatism hosted by ISI at Yale in November, 2008. Read part one. Read part two.By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness—the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past—this is the superior way to make sense of reality.All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in...
  • The Road To Serfdom (In Cartoon Form)

    06/21/2004 9:21:14 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 33 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Road To Serfdom ^ | Unknown | Friedrich A. Hayek
    The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek
  • The road away from serfdom

    05/30/2004 3:28:22 PM PDT · by xsysmgr · 22 replies · 377+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2004 | Arnold Beichman
    <p>This is the 60th anniversary of the publication of "Road to Serfdom," by Friedrich Hayek. It is one of the most important books of the 20th century, as important as the publication of "Das Kapital" was, in its malign way, in the 19th.</p>