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Rap Battle! Keynes Takes A Beat Down

Rap Battle! "Fear the Boom and Bust"

Here’s an odd collaboration: A television producer for Spike TV and a professor of economics at George Mason University.

But they’ve created a Web site called Econstories.tv, devoted to enlightening the masses on economic theory.

On it you’ll find their first video. “Fear the Boom and Bust” is a rap battle between two long-dead giants of the field — John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayak.

The producers are clearly in Hayak’s free market camp and their Web site is sponsored by the Mercator Center, a conservative think tank on the George Mason law school campus in Arlington, Va.

That’s why liberal-icon Keynes winds up with his head in the toilet after binging on all the cheap money created by his ill-advised government intervention in the economy.

But as one of our colleagues here at Bankaholic World Headquarters said, “Where were these dudes when I was doing Econ101?”

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  1. lisa v said:
    on February 1st at 02:54 pm

    thanks for posting!

  2. Jen Miller said:
    on February 2nd at 03:50 pm

    Did you hear the NPR report where they had pop star Ke$ha weigh in on the quality of the rap? She happened to be in the building that day. Hysterical.