My Hayek Memorial Lecture
Though I’m not a big fan of Hayek, the UK-based Institute of Economic Affairs asked me to deliver the 2019 Hayek Memorial Lecture. It’s a preview of my book-in-progress, Poverty: Who To Blame. It’s also an attempt to get people to pay comparable attention to all three parts of my book. At least until my IEA talk, almost all critics focused entirely on book’s final third, when I explore the extent to which the poor are to blame for their own poverty. So I rewrote the presentation to preemptively tip the balance, devoting more time to bad economic policy in the Third World and bad immigration policies in the First World.
Here’s the whole talk.