Friday, October 17, 2014

A Used Book Dealer on Paul Krugman

Yesterday, I picked up a mint condition copy of Toward Liberty: Essays in Honor of Ludwig Von Mises on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday, from a used book dealer.

I talked to the proprietor for a bit and he told me that books by Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and Murray Rothbard, he liked to carry. While he did have familiarity with these Austrian school economists by name, it didn't seem that he had any in depth knowledge of their theories.

Then, out of the blue, he said to me, "I carry Mises. Rothbard and Hayek, but I don't carry Paul Krugman. Krugman seems to just write about current hot topics and then interest in his books fades."

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