Sidney Hook’s 1960 review of Hayek’s “The Constitution of Liberty”

Michael Giberson Francis Fukuyama’s review of the new edition of F. A. Hayek’s “The Constitution of Liberty” has prompted a small eruption of commentary in the econoblogosphere.  (See here and here, for example.) I thought there might be some interest in Sidney Hook’s review of the original edition of “The Constitution of Liberty,” published in the … More Sidney Hook’s 1960 review of Hayek’s “The Constitution of Liberty”

Hayek’s birthday, Hayek’s week, Hayek’s century

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday was F.A. Hayek’s 112th birthday, and as Hayek’s work inspired the name of this blog, and continues to inspire my work every day, I encourage you all to celebrate this anniversary by reading (or re-reading, I hope!) his seminal Use of Knowledge in Society (1945): The peculiar character of the problem of … More Hayek’s birthday, Hayek’s week, Hayek’s century

Fukuyama reviews new edition of Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty

Michael Giberson The Sunday New York Times Book Review carried a review by Francis Fukuyama of the new edition of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty. The review does Hayek the favor of distinguishing his views from those of a certain recent talk-radio enthusiast. Fukuyama noted that Hayek’s views are more complex than they are usually … More Fukuyama reviews new edition of Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty

Hayek’s knowledge problem wielded like a scalpel

Michael Giberson As previously mentioned here at KP, I cringe when I see Hayek’s “knowledge problem” insight wielded as a rhetorical club. Yet when wielded with subtlety the knowledge problem is, like a rapier, a quite delicate and forceful weapon. Carefully deployed it is the editorialist’s scalpel. So, contrary to the sidebar chatter, I did … More Hayek’s knowledge problem wielded like a scalpel

Paul Cézanne’s birthday

Lynne Kiesling Today’s Google banner celebrates the 172nd birthday of Paul Cézanne, my favorite artist. I love how he unpacks the underlying layers of geometry in landscapes. When I first saw the painting above, Le lac d’Annecy, in the Courtauld Gallery in London when I was a college student, it literally took my breath away. … More Paul Cézanne’s birthday

Getting hooked on Hayek

Michael Giberson Streetwise Professor dubs F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom “An Intellectual Gateway Drug.” Craig Pirrong writes: “Amazingly, Hayek’s 60+ year old Road to Serfdom is the subject of contemporary political discussion even though in many ways it is about a world that disappeared long ago–and in, fact, never really existed, though Hayek feared that such a … More Getting hooked on Hayek

I cringe when I see Hayek’s knowledge problem wielded as a rhetorical club

Michael Giberson The knowledge problem made the newspaper today – that’s Hayek’s concept of the knowledge problem, not the KP blog that Lynne and I operate.  But since we appreciate the significance of Hayek’s insight on the mobilization of knowledge, it seems appropriate to draw attention to Glenn Reynold’s op-ed, “Progressives can’t get past the … More I cringe when I see Hayek’s knowledge problem wielded as a rhetorical club