Econo-Rap Round Two: Keynes Versus Hayek Rhyme Rematch

As we’re often speaking of zombies in these parts, it’s fitting that Friedrich A. Hayek and John Maynard Keynes are again back from the dead, and locked in their second battle rap, more than a year after their first rhyme confrontation.

The new video, entitled Fight of the Century, was uploaded earlier this week by EconStories and has already received nearly 200,000 views. In this episode, they’re tackling the hot-button issues of whether or not the Great Recession really ended about two years ago, where the economy’s headed now, and what is truly the best path forward. Each, in line with their respective economic traditions — Austrian versus Keynesian — takes an opposing view toward the other. Here’s one of Hayek’s more hard-hitting points:

“Jobs are a means, not the ends in themselves,
people work to live better, to put food on the shelves.
Real growth means production, of what people demand,
that’s entrepreneurship… not your central plan…”

You can see the video in its entirety below, which came to our attention via The Dollar Vigilante’s post on the Keynes and Hayek fight of the century.