A “Commie Austrian”

27 July 2006 at 8:31 am 2 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

Regular readers may have noticed the comments of a commentator who signs on as “Cliff.” Cliff is in fact a visiting scholar at the Center of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School. His real name is Zhu Hai Jiu. I mention him here because he embodies what Israel Kirzner has often said that he wished existed: The Socialist Austrian. Cliff is, I believe, a card-carrying member of the Chinese Party -– and an Austrian economist.

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  • 1. Tim Swanson  |  27 July 2006 at 3:08 pm

    Couldn’t a purist contend that any form of State intervention is equivalent to socialism? If so, then there are quite a few “Austrian’s” that would fit that category. Still the same, it’s difficult to see how one could practice and embrace radical apriorism/subjectivism and come away from the economic calculation debate as an advocate for any brand of socialism.

  • 2. cliff  |  28 July 2006 at 2:36 am

    there is stil a long way to go for me to be a Austrian Economist,but that is encouragement to me!
    of course, State intervention is not equivalent to socilalism! As our former leader Dingxiaoping said socialism countries could undertake market economy system, what matter was not the measure but the target. So the economic calculation brand of socialism can not be found in China anymore.

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