6 months ago
Thursday, January 28, 2010
“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”
John Maynard Keynes
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”
F A Hayek
The Fatal Conceit
Update; March 3 2010.
Va Classical Liberal at the The Daily Kos provides the background of Keynes and Hayek’s thinking in this smackdown.
HT: Little Miss Attila