Jeffrey Tucker – Liberty Classics: Economics of Illusion With Jeffrey Tucker

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Join Jeffrey Tucker for another show about the world’s best liberty literature! This week he’ll be chatting about Economics of Illusion by L. Albert Hahn.

The beautiful thing about Hahn’s book is how liberating it is. Keynesian economics was refuted before it began? Yes indeed. This one point stands the whole history of ideas of the 20th century on its head. The widely held view, then and now, is that Keynes’s economics were the “new economics”; nothing like this theory had ever been advanced and he was a singular mind in the history of ideas. But Hahn actually shows that he did nothing but regurgitate old fallacies and apply new terminological razzle-dazzle to them.

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