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The boom and the bust – Keynes vs Hayek

Our human brain seems to be especially adapted to understand the world through stories. Most of us remember and has learned important things just because we could associate something with a story or simply because we remember the story. Those of us that struggled with the economic theories of Keynes and the Austrian school during long boring lectures at the university, wished that the professors could have been better story tellers. But there’s hope for us; a video made by producer John Papola and economist Russ Roberts, and backed by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University is really describing the differences between Keynes and Hayek in a simple, straight forward and brain friendly way of learning. It’s a rap and within 5 minutes one understands what differ the economic theories, something some professors couldn’t explain during a whole term. To enhance the experience it can be good to read Jeffery A Tucker’s article (editor at http://mises.org/ ), where you also can watch the video.

Wild and good ideas struck each and everyone of us. The combination of good ideas and how to carry them out distinguish if things become a success or if things become something ordinary or commonplace. Judge for yourself if Papola and Roberts have succeeded – however we find this video and the story intriguing.

One comment for “The boom and the bust – Keynes vs Hayek”

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