No Coercion

Fight of the Century debuts!

What's the word for this? Heroic? Epic? Winning? Her-ep-ing? It's possible we may need a whole new unit of measure to properly describe this. John Papola and Cafe Hayek's Russ Roberts have reprised their hit Keynes-Hayek econ rap (Fear the Boom and Bust) with Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek, Round 2.

I am really, really impressed with this. Incredible production and epic lyrics. Here are some of my favorite bits:

The economy’s not a car, there’s no engine to stall
No expert can fix it, there’s no “it” at all
The economy’s us, we don’t need a mechanic
Put away the wrenches, the economy’s organic!

Creating employment’s a straightforward craft
When the nation’s at war, and there’s a draft
If every worker was staffed in the army and fleet
We’d have full employment--and nothing to eat!

The lesson I’ve learned? It’s how little we know
The world is complex, not some circular flow
The economy’s not a class you can master in college
To think otherwise is the pretense of knowledge

A brilliant portrayal of the eternal battle between oppression and freedom, between coercion and voluntary interaction, between conceit and humility, between collectivism and individualism...between those who would rule over others and those who want each person free to rule himself.

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