Thinking about Hayek, thinking about economics

One of the law survey courses I’m teaching has had an economics unit added to the introduction to the course, which struck me as a good idea. However, I am not fanatically happy about the execution. In my search for links that accurately and dispassionately describe Marxism and modern free marketry, I came across this comment on Hayek and the application of his ideas to: Who the heck is Hayek?

There are several good places to get information on Hayek and free market stuff on the web — but where to find Marxism? Any ideas?

One Response to Thinking about Hayek, thinking about economics

  1. bernarda says:

    It is not easy to find a short simple explanation of Marx’s economic theory. Here is one place to start. It’s interior links might also be interesting.

    This is just for your information. It does not imply that I endorse their points of view or wish to defend them.

    Other theorist whom I feel closer to are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Herbert Marcuse. For a contemporary analysis of Marx, I suggest Marcuse’s “Eros and Civilization” and “One Dimensional Man”, which can be found here.

    There is also a documentary video on him at google video,

    You can find Proudhon’s “What is Property?” at the Gutenberg Project.

    Another sort of look at economy and social organization is B.F. Skinner’s “Walden Two”. A summary.


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