Sneak preview of the new Keynes-Hayek rap video

by Russ Roberts on March 31, 2011

in Film

John Papola and I will be hosting a conference call for supporters of the Keynes-Hayek rap video next Tuesday, April 5th at 4:00 pm, eastern time. We will talk about the project, play some of the new song and take your questions. Anyone who makes a gift of $25 or more before Monday April 4 will get a confirmation and information about how to call in. The call will go for about 30 minutes. You can donate here.

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huh April 1, 2011 at 7:20 am


JCE April 1, 2011 at 11:57 am

Of course it is supposed to be simple, but the video is showing a very inaccurate caricature version of keynes.
i’ll bet the new video is again all about how keynes said that spending=wealth.

well, there’s a lot more to him than that. a lot

Russ Roberts April 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Happy to learn more about Keynes any time. And I’m eager to find a modern Keynesian who doesn’t advocate more spending during recession or high unemployment.

Methinks1776 April 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I agree. There’s a lot more to Keynes than that – just not a lot more to Keynes as an economist.

Mesa Econoguy April 2, 2011 at 2:51 am

Correct, e.g., Keynes was a statistician by actual trade, who liked to put things like aggregate demand into shiny, metal boxes which can easily be measured and therefore predicted.

I’m eagerly awaiting 50Cent’s backbeat rhyme of “heteroskedasticity”

chris April 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Can’t wait for the new video. I already donated, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise. How about printing up some Hayek vs Keynes T-shirts – you could have Team – Hayek or Team – Keynes. I think they would compliment my growing wardrobe of Austrian economist apparel from

Don April 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

It ain’t just the rappers who love FAH:

vikingvista April 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Very impressive. That kid has a bright future.

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