I’m pleased to promote another Hayek vs Keynes event at the London School of Economics:
Date: Monday 13 February 2012
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Nicholas Wapshott
Chair: Professor Danny Quah
Eighty years ago at the LSE, Friedrich Hayek launched an assault upon the new economic thinking of John Maynard Keynes. The clash was so bitter and vituperative that it scandalized the cloistered world of academia. Eighty years on, the differences between the two men have still not been finally resolved and their conflicting approaches to the economy continue to define the profound chasm between politicians of left and right.
Nicholas Wapshott is a columnist for Reuters and regular contributor to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics and Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage. He is a former senior editor for The Times and the New York Sun and editorial consultant to Oprah Winfrey.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lsehvk
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested on Tuesday 7 February.
See the LSE site for further details.