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FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

This was my second rap video with John Papola. In this one we wanted to talk about how Keynes and Hayek might have felt about the Great Recession’s aftermath and the question of what government should and should not do to help recovery. Along the way they both speculate about government’s interaction with the financial sector leading up to the crisis. Was it too much coddling or too little regulation? Underlying it all is what we think of as the central question of policymaking–should we rely on order that emerges from the bottom up or that is imposed from the top down. GO »

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FEAR THE BOOM AND BUST

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In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, at the insistence of Lord Keynes, go out for a night on the town and sing about why there’s a “boom and bust” cycle in modern economies and good reason to fear it.  WATCH »

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THE NUMBERS GAME

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The Economic Recovery Part 1

In this episode of the Numbers Game, John Taylor of Stanford University talks with host Russ Roberts about the nature of the recovery. How does it compare historically to other recoveries? How can we measure the pace of the recovery?  WATCH »