From Weight Watchers to State Watchers: Towards a Narrative of Liberalism
AbstractAlan Kahan’s Mind vs. Money: The War between Intellectuals and Capitalism (Transaction Publishers, 2010) treats intellectuals as a class, and tells of intellectuals’ yearning to play the role of cleric and of aristocrat. Kahan says that intellectuals are necessarily alienated from “capitalism.” In this essay I discuss Kahan’s erudite and insightful – though sometimes exasperating – work, and I take the opportunity to develop some ideas on the topic, ideas in line with Hayek’s thought.
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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 04 Jun 2010
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Note: To appear in The Review of Austrian Economics.
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Intellectuals; capitalism; liberalism; statism; Hayek;
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- Daniel Klein, 2010. "From weight watchers to state watchers: Towards a narrative of liberalism," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer, vol. 23(4), pages 403-410, December.
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