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Exchange between Friedman and Block on Hayek

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Wheylous Posted: Sun, Mar 31 2013 1:15 PM

http://mises.org/journals/jls/20_3/20_3_4.pdf

You might find this interesting. They discuss Hayek's seeming inconsistencies.

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Student replied on Sun, Mar 31 2013 10:53 PM

I remember reading this a few years back. Friedman is the man. I like this quote.

"Your tone is that of a theologian examining scripture, not a social scientist tackling existing institutions to improve them, or an open-minded analyst of partial improvements."
 
Friedman speaking of Block
 

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Hmm, I wonder what Milton would have said about his son David had he responded.

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:23 PM

Now I'll have to read The Road to Serfdom to come to my own conclusions.

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gotlucky replied on Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:24 PM

The Road to Serfdom is boring.

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:34 PM

What's it about?

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baxter replied on Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:36 PM

Why not listen to Hoppe: https://mises.org/daily/5747/Why-Mises-and-not-Hayek

You're better off reading von Mises.

 

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Jargon replied on Tue, Apr 2 2013 6:08 AM

They're both good. There's no reason to not read Hayek. He's a great economist. As with everything, you don't have to accept everything as the word of god if it's not right. Mises is also a great economist. Why bother putting oneself into the Hayek vs. Mises dichotomy? Hayek is great for Trade Cycle Theory and Monetary Policy. Mises is great for Anti-Socialism, Deductive Economics, the beginnings of Trade Cycle Theory, source of money, etc.

 

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