144. The Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Video

Lew Rockwell interviews John Papola.

“Fear the Boom and Bust”: a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem, a seven and a half-minute YouTube about the business cycle, has garnered more than a million views in all languages, making it the most popular economic “document” in history. Building on Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and the other great Austrian economists, this video has been a bombshell among young people all over the world. John Papola is the man who brought this educational landmark in Austrian economics to the screen.

What or who inspired John to create this? Was it really caused by Alan Greenspan? Why is it so appealing to such a wide range of people? What makes it such an effective educational device? Why do some things go viral? Why is it that an activist audience now exists? Was the 2009 Stimulus Package actually proof of systematic failure? What’s next for this talented creative director? Will Econstories.tv attack the “broken window” fallacy next, or the ideas of war?

Lew Rockwell draws it all out of this talented guest.