Tag Archives: Friedrich A. Hayek

Havel enough

There has been a lot of ink spilled for Vaclav Havel, most all of it favorable. He was deeply Western; acculturated to rock music and American culture in general, and a willing actor to boot communism into the dust-bin, greatly … Continue reading

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hazing rituals: carrying mother’s little helper

It was a covert operation. The woman friend was checking out the book section and faced with time to kill, he spotted a – on the christmas display- a translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. In a furtive gesture, the figure … Continue reading

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a herd of mobile muskrats

I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning Wearily, as one would turn to nod good-bye to Rochefoucauld, If the street were time and he at the end of the street,… ( T.S. Eliot ) As Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION:Mysterious Strangers of the New Dispensation

“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.” ( J.M. Keynes ) An aristocratic disdain permeated the Bloomsbury group. A contempt for the masses as well as the bourgeois. They were … Continue reading

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DANCE NOW PAY LATER: LIQUIDITY TRAP BALLET

The consequences of John Maynard Keynes.He conceived the economic machinery that runs our lives. His brilliant engine, despite overhauls and tune-ups continues to run erratically. Is it the driver or the roads?… Keynes identified the economic importance of ¬†animal spirits. … Continue reading

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THE INVISIBLE HAND:Who is the Third Who Walks Always Beside You?

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives … Continue reading

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