As Richard Ebeling has pointed out on numerous occasions, there has always been fierce competition among different members of the Austrian School of Economics --- scientific ambition, personal intrigue, and bitter rivalry has been common since the days in Vienna.
I want to point out another competition --- even among those who were trained at GMU; though a generation apart. We now have a potential rumble brewing over musical talents of two great teachers of economics -- David Prychitko and Dan Smith. Given that Dan is now working alongside of Dave's greatest student --- Scott Beaulier --- I am sure they can have a guitar dual down in Alabama shortly. In the meantime, please rate their performances. I am biased and vote for the older wiser generation --- the Austro-punk has grown up to be the Ottlakerambler.
Of course the greatest musical accomplishment of GMU Austrians would have to go to the duo of Roy Cordato and Karen Palasek, who were both classically trained and professional musicians prior to becoming PhD economist and Roy is the author of the finest rap song ever --- The Market Process Shuffle. If anyone has a recording of Cordato's brilliant performance from the 1980s, then please do share.
Horwitz is disqualified from judging given his taste in music, and D'Amico is highly suspect as well -- plus all the time they spend on the Judge means they don't have time to judge anything anymore.