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Hayek is outstanding!

Who is the woman introducing Hayek? Don't tell me its Karen Vaughn?!?!?! Ah, my idol in the flesh!

Yes Matt, that's Karen.

I don't think all the Austrian veterans here really appreciate what a thrill it is to see people like Karen Vaughn speak in person. Younger generations of Austrians have not had the benefit of seeing what these people are like. Please, if anyone has any other videos of people like Karen Vaughn, Don Lavoie, Walter Grinder, Esteban Thomsen, Fiona Maclachlan, Greg Hill (you know, from Critical Review), or Jack Price, please, PLEASE post them!

...And let me also say that, boy, I really wish Karen Vaughn would have made a "long, lengthy introduction."

In the question period at the end, was questioner sitting in the front row Dick Wagner?

It was great to see Hayek again in this video. Thank you.

I was there that day. My memory is as follows: Hayek had just previously given an address at the Heritage Foundation in which he was even more "over the top" in taking what some considered a Russell Kirk type of conservative critique of rationalism or "rational reconstruction" of a social order. Here -- to a different sort of audience -- he toned it down considerably. He had begun work on The Fatal Conceit and was trying it out in various forums.

> Mario Rizzo asked in the
> comments whether there are any
> pictures of the real Hayek and
> real Keynes with each other.
> I don't know if there are or not.

This may be one. I don't know where it was taken, or whether it has been "Photoshopped."

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=593

Ha-ha! Woops, I got fooled — that was Hayek Photoshopped over Harry Dexter White!

http://www.thenational.ae/business/markets/being-keen-on-keynes-stops-markets-behaving-badly

Jule Herbert posts a very interesting comment. The link between Hayek and Kirk centers around each claiming the Burkean tradition. Hayek, from the standpoint of the evolutionary development of morals, a view whose heritage derives from from the Scottish philosophers, and Kirk from his readings of Burke which stress a transcendent nature of morality caught up with the notion of the divine transcendent being.

To reconcile this seeming tension in Burke, we must understand something of the Calvinist Reformed tradition that allowed Burke, in his 39 Articles Anglicanism, to be at ease with the evolutionary view of the agnostic David Hume, incidentally whose views were steeped in the Presbyterian Calvinism of Scotland. Depravity and the limits of reason are strong themes in Calvinism, and one cannot help but see these coming through in David Hume, and the language of Adam Smith.

To put this picture together, I think one must grasp the notion of primary and secondary causation so much stressed by the Puritan divines. They had a strong view of "providence", where the transcendent being worked through natural means. We see this view in the sacraments as being "means of grace" and "preaching the gospel" to be the means of salvation. With this so much in his head, Burke has very little issue with an evolutionary description of the development of morals being perfectly in line with a secondary or natural causation. The radical separation wrenching apart of the physical and metaphysical in the minds of most folks today did not trouble Burke in the least.

Wow we can see where she gets her creativity! I am sure you are very proud of her. Great job Renee

evolutionary view of the agnostic David Hume, incidentally whose views were steeped in the Presbyterian Calvinism of Scotland. Depravity and the limits of reason are strong themes in Calvinism, and one cannot help but see these coming through in David H

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