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In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, two of the great economists of the 20th century, come back to life to attend an economics conference on the economic crisis. Before the conference begins, and at the insistence of Lord Keynes, they go out for a night on the town and sing about why there’s a “boom and bust” cycle in modern economies and good reason to fear it.

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4 Responses to ““Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem”

  1. Mike in Nola says:

    Maybe college students could get credit for watching this. They will then have more practical knowledge than Ben.

    Not being picky, but, the guy who plays Hayek looks a lot more like Keynes than the guy playing Keynes.

  2. SINGER says:

    hip-hop is now officially played out….

  3. David Merkel says:

    Well done. Both were believable in the summaries they presented, and Hayek makes more sense, though Keynes is more cool.

  4. Simon says:

    Excellent! I need to read both those books.