Daniel B. Klein on Hayek and The Band-Man

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June 30, 2023

Daniel B. Klein is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Today he talks to us about F. A. Hayek’s conception of the Band-Man and our political psychology today. He explains to us that although our modern world looks a lot different from the world in 10,000 BC, that human beings are the same, with similar tendencies and desires. He talks to us about the implications of this idea for politics and the search for meaning in one’s life.

Want to explore more?
Daniel B. Klein, Social-Democratic Feudalism and Its Upper Paleolithic Impetus, at Cato Unbound.
Pierre Lemieux, Social Justice as a Tribal Remainder, a review of Hayek's Law, Legislation, and Liberty, Volume 2 at Econlib.  
Listen to a series of lectures on The Legacy of Friedrich Hayek at the Online Library of Liberty.