Hayek & Marx, Separated at Birth (Not)

Max Sawicky sawicky at epinet.org
Wed Sep 16 16:15:59 PDT 1998

>James Farmelant wrote:
>> Schwartz on the other hand finds much of value in
>> Hayek's work and has even been known to call himself
>> a Hayekian Marxist.
>Okay, synthesizing Marx and Keynes isn't so ridiculous, but HAYEK??? Isn't
he the idol of Internet Libertarian Nerd-Boys?>

Yes on the second, not necessarily on the first.

There is a case for some commonalities, at least in the implied critique of other types of economics, but I'll leave exegesis to others who are qualified on this. It's much too unfamiliar territory for me. I have a buddy with whom I went to grad school who migrated from Marx to the Austrians, though he says he is a Democrat. I can't say he's confused, cause he's too smart.


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