Sunday, January 27, 2013

Richard Ebeling On the Coming Economic Crash in China, On Hayek and Much More

This Week's Guest
Richard Ebeling

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This is the first interview conducted with Ebeling back in 2011.


  1. In 1975 while working road construction in Pennsylvania between college and law school, I woke up on a June Sunday morning and saw that Hayek was going to be on “Meet the Press”. I whipped out my student cassette recorder and recorded the show through the TV speaker. In 2008, I converted it to MP3 and the Mises Institute posted it.

    Prof. Ebeling then told how he helped buck up Prof. Hayek for the show:

    The summer that Hayek gave this interview in 1975 he was a senior fellow at the Institute for Humane Studies, when they were still headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

    Before he went to do the interview, some of us who were on IHS fellowships that summer as well — Gerry O’Driscoll, Sudha Shenoy, Don Lavoie, Gary Short, Larry White, Roger Garrison and myself, among others — told him we would be watching very carefully to make sure that he did not “leak.”

    So if he was consistent, principled, and uncompromising during that interview on Meet the Press, I’d like to think it was (at least partly) because we had warned him he’d be answerable to this group of other Austrians for any, well, “errors” or “omissions”!

    Richard Ebeling

  2. Robert,

    You asked an interesting question about strategy: Should the freedom movement focus on educating the 10 percent of the population that follows politics, or should it reach out to people without strong opinions on political subjects?

    Where do you stand on this issue?