Vaclav Klaus on Peter Bauer

h/t Jessie on the open thread. A very elegant tribute to a man who was a true scholar and a gentleman as well.

He came in Sydney in 1989 to visit the Centre for Independent Studies en route to a Mont Pelerin conference in Christchurch. He landed at noon on Melbourne Cup day and the office at CIS was set up for festivities. There was some alarm that Lord Peter Bauer the international scholar and sage would find this frivolity disconcerting.

Far from it, the Lord was the son of a Hungarian refugee who was a bookmaker by profession and he loved the turf and everything connected with it. So he was delighted especially when he was given some important function to perform like announcing the winner of the sweep.

The other link that Jessie provided, Bauer rubbishing Keynes.

More on Bauer and also Bill Hutt on industrial relations and Ian Hancock on Australian protectionism. And the role of gambling in the rise of cricket.

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6 Responses to Vaclav Klaus on Peter Bauer

  1. stackja

    Ian Hancock on Australian protectionism. I wonder about fair trade. DT seeks fair trade.

  2. .

    “Fair trade” is for vegan soy loving cucks.

    Anything other than free trade is economic crankery, it is on the level of social credit, communism or “feminist economics”.

  3. Macspee

    That was a great meeting with many great minds: something to treasure, and the group photo still looks good as a reminder of the days in Christchurch.

  4. Pyrmonter

    The ‘rubbishing Keynes’ (which actually deals with much more) could and should get a Cat run by itself: a much older go at the mathematical smarty-pants nature of much modern Econ; and an answer to the fascists here who invoke past ‘pre-gobalist’ ages.

  5. Pyrmonter

    Anything other than free trade is economic crankery, it is on the level of social credit, communism or “feminist economics”.

    Where is the Cat’s like tag?

  6. .

    I prefer my first one-liner.

    “Fair trade” is for vegan soy loving cucks.

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