Happy Hayek-Klein day
| Peter Klein |
Today, May 8, is the birthday of two extraordinary brilliant, prolific, and influential social theorists: F. A. Hayek (born 1899) and, um, me (born sometime after that). Enjoy a piece of cake for Fritz and myself.
(Another Hayek-Klein connection: I once owned a car formerly owned by the philosopher W. W. Bartley, III, for whom I had worked as a research assistant. Bartley had purchased the car in Germany, where he was conducting a series of interviews with Hayek for a planned biography, and later had it shipped to him in California. Hayek himself thus spent a good deal of time in the car’s passenger seat. Naturally, when I owned the car, I told my friends that I was the holder of the “Hayek Chair.”)