Rakesh Bhandari bhandari at phoenix.Princeton.EDU
Fri Feb 19 14:07:42 PST 1999

Don't be so rude to the Hayekians, Max and Wojtek (at any rate, I appreciate Wojtek's explanation for why the computer industry may appear as misleadingly small part of GNP) . As for Hayek, he gets confusing, no? In Fatal Conceit--his anti communist manifesto--he blames the socialist movement simultaneously on the resurgence of instincts formed in our primitive group history from which we have extricated ourselves only in the last 40 generations or so and on the "constructivist" critical rationalism just developed in the Enlightenment a couple of centuries ago. Socialism is both too primitive and too modern while, as the liberatarian goldilocks would have it, bourgeois society--oops, I mean, the extended order of human cooperation--is just right.

yours, rakesh

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