Ke$ha on Keynes vs. Hayek Econo-Rap: “It’s Like, Legit”
So here we have a pair of economically minded individuals bringing economic debate to the masses through the power and beauty of rap. It’s John Maynard Keynes deathmatching F. A. Hayek on the merits of bailout spending and economic stimulus. To sum up: Keynes = baller, Hayek = hater. Keynes is all about opening the fiscal floodgates, but Hayek scoffs, “Your focus on spending is pushing on thread / In the long run, my friend, it’s your theory that’s dead / So sorry there, buddy, if that sounds like invective / Prepared to get schooled in my Austrian perspective.” Holla, ja! Watch the clip, then hit the jump to learn what happened when the lady with a dollar in her name weighed in on the results.
(‘’)The guys who made the rap happened to be in the NPR studio when Ke$ha was also there to be interviewed, and they consulted her opinion on the musical side of their efforts. She declared the rap “legit” and admired the raps as well. Full NPR radio clip below.