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Das Hayek Problem and Solution

  • Robert Leeson
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Abstract

There appear to be four conflicting categories of Austrian ‘knowledge’: what Hayek wrote and what he asserted in oral history interviews; what he alluded to in interviews and correspondence; what he did not write about but apparently spoke about in other oral history interviews that he may not have known were being taped (and which are being suppressed by disciples); plus the assertions made about him by fund-raising disciples. After winning his Nobel Prize, Hayek became in effect a Cold War propagandist for General Pinochet’s Junta; in 1939, he had sought a similar propaganda position. This chapter attempts to penetrate beneath the propaganda and provide a more reliable framework within which to examine Hayek’s objectives.

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