Talking about Nietzsche and the Austrians

On Bloggingheads, Mike Konczal and I talk about Nietzsche, the Austrians, and neoliberalism. I explain the weird ways in which Hayek’s view of judging mirrors America’s belated feudalism, how my thinking about the Austrians has changed, why academic theorists and leftists wrongly elevate Strauss and Schmitt above Hayek and Mises, and how we might think about neoliberalism differently. Unfortunately I can’t seem to embed the video here, so you’ll have to click on the link and watch it over at the BH site.


  1. The Raven July 3, 2013 at 2:34 am | #

    Watched it this afternoon at the gym. Good on you; I came away feeling I understood your argument much better than after reading your articles online. This may be proof that I can’t read articles online.

  2. Curious July 16, 2013 at 11:23 am | #

    It has been several years since I read Hayek but I wonder if he ever addressed the apparent contradiction between his elitist views and his notion of sacrifice via choices in the market. If poor people’s spending is marginally more of a sacrifice, doesn’t that mean from his logic that their values as expressed by their spending should more valid socially than the spending choices of the rich?

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