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Thursday Idiocy: Peter Boettke, Laurence Moss, David Tuerck, James Wible, and Two Anonymous Referees Have a Huge Amount to Apologize for...

Just saying…

From Walter Block[1], "Hayek's Road to Serfdom":

The work of Hayek, in contrast with the Marxist-Socialist- Interventionist-Galbraithian paradigm that held sway in the mid-20th century, appears as a beacon for free enterprise amidst a sea of totalitarianism. When considered in comparison to the writings against which he contended, Hayek’s was a lonely voice, crying in the wilderness for freedom; he stood, like the Dutch boy, with his finger in the dike of onrushing statism.

But if one weighs his output against that of free enterprise advocates who came later, or, better yet, against an ideal of laissez-faire capitalism, then one must categorize Hayek as lukewarm, at best, in his support of this system…

[1] Walter Block is associate professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross. The author would like to thank the following people for helpful comments on an earlier draft: Peter Boettke, Laurence Moss, David Tuerck, James Wible, and 2 anonymous referees. The usual caveat applies.

The usual caveat applies with more than the usual force, I hope.

If they did not tell him he was a clown undermining his own and their credibility, they did him and themselves no good service at all...

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