Keynes vs Hayek

The LSE invites us to a “debate” entitled “Keynes vs Hayek”. No boxers or rappers are mentioned this time but “BBC Radio 4 will be recording [the] debate between modern day followers of Keynes and Hayek.”

The “debate” takes place on Tuesday 26 July 2011 and features Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick in Keynes’ corner. He is author of a three volume biography on Keynes and has won many awards. Referee is a representative of that fine example of impartiality, the BBC. Paul Mason is economics editor of BBC 2’s Newsnight (and author of “Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed”).

Why the sneer quotes? Because it appears that in Hayek’s corner they have found…. well, nobody yet.

Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+ 

  2 comments for “Keynes vs Hayek

  1. Jul 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Am sure there would be plenty of volunteers from the IEA, ASI,Cobden centre etc ready to argue on Hayek’s behalf (if the could be bothered to ask them that is)

    Still,might be worth attending, I may have to order one of thes t-shirts to wear to the event:

  2. Jul 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    “TCC Advisory Board member Dr. Jamie Whyte will be promoting Hayek”, says The Cobden Centre

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