Panel discussion tonight: Hayek’s Triumph, Nietzsche’s Example, the Market’s Morals

If you’re in Brooklyn tonight, I’ll be joined by financial journalist Moe Tkacik, economist Suresh Naidu, and intellectual historian Thomas Meaney for a Nation-sponsored discussion of my essay “Nietzsche’s Marginal Children” in the May 27 issue of the The Nation.  The discussion will be at Melville House in DUMBO (145 Plymouth Street) at 7 pm. Here’s a write-up of the event:

Is the Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek the link between the übermensch and the businessman?

In a provocative essay for the May 27 issue of The Nation, Corey Robin offers a radical reconsideration of the work of Hayek, its influence on neoliberalism and its elective affinities with Nietzsche’s thinking about labor and value. How did Hayek’s conservative ideas become our economic reality? Robin asks. By turning the market into the realm of aristocratic politics and morals.

Join us for a panel discussion about the essay and the issues.

Hope to see you all there.


  1. JohnB June 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm | #

    If anyone videotapes this discussion, please let us know when it’s up, Professor. Thanks.

  2. Jonny Butter June 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm | #

    yes, please

  3. +Roger Burgess June 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm | #

    YES, please!

  4. Leonid Maarssen June 6, 2013 at 11:26 am | #

    I am living abroad so I cannot attend this interestingly sounding meeting in New York. Would it be possible to supply a link to both your essay in the Nation and the transcript of this meeting (in case one is produced). Thanks, and good luck with the meet! Leonid Maarssen.

    Sent from my ASUS Pad

    Corey Rob

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