Friday, April 29, 2011

Economic Theory Set to Rap

Who'd a thought a cracker named Maynard could lay down such sick rhymes?

The partnership of John Papola, a television producer, and Russ Roberts, an economics professor, has produced another rap video in which the two giants of modern economics, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek, spar about the way out of the current crisis: massive government stimulus or laissez faire. It isn’t a parody. The unlikely duo really is dramatizing a theoretical debate that has raged throughout the past hundred years without any definitive resolution:

Papola and Roberts fall squarely on the side of Hayek, but the representation of Keynesianism is not unfair. And the production quality is off the charts!

And here is the original Hayek vs. Keynes smackdown:

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