The disaster of and brainwashing from economic ignorance [ Keynesian mathematics that treats people as cattle] vs. human action [Austrian economics]

 

 

Political Power and Economic Ignorance

 

Hayek on Keynes’s Ignorance of Economics (Video)

 

“‘Social engineering’–a synonym for dictatorship and totalitarian tyranny. The idea is to treat human beings in the same way in which the engineer treats the stuff out of which he builds his bridges, roads, and machines.”–Mises

 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: mathematics, engineering and social science—how they are alike and differ

 

As the behaviorist tells us, man can be thought of as “an assembled organic machine ready to run.”3 He disregards the fact that while machines run the way the engineer and the operator make them run, men run spontaneously here and there. “At birth human infants, regardless of their heredity, are as equal as Fords.”4Starting from this manifest falsehood, the behaviorist proposes to operate the “human Ford” the way the operator drives his car. He acts as if he owned humanity and were called upon to control and to shape it according to his own designs. For he himself is above the law, the god sent ruler of mankind.”

 

Positivism and Behaviorism–Mises

 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: mathematics, engineering and social science—how they are alike and differ

 

C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism

 

Antonio Gramsci–described how the state and ruling class use cultural institutions to maintain power

 

 

 

 

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