Hayek, the Answer Man

“Hayek, the Answer Man.” The Washington Post (December 2, 1982), pp. C1, C17.

He is everything you want an 83-year-old Viennese conservative economist to be. Tall and rumpled. A pearl stickpin in his tie. A watch chain across his vest, even though he wears a digital watch on his wrist. An accent which melds German Z’s and British O’s — he’s a British subject, having taught at the London School of Economics starting in the early ’30s, back when he was attacking John Maynard Keynes, who was the man Richard Nixon was referring to when he said, to explain his wage and price controls in 1971, “We are all Keynesians now.”