From The Salma Hayek versus Friedrich Hayek Scorecard:See who wins!
So, you're an intellectual who appreciates the subjectivist economic theory and classical liberal political theory of Friedrich Hayek. And you're also a moviegoer who appreciates the exotic allure of Mexican screen goddess Salma Hayek. But who would win, if they went head to head? Lucky for you, I'm keeping score.
Not satisfied with the Scorecard's analysis? Allow the Urkobold to conduct a scientific test of His own. Who is the greater economist/philosopher?
If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.
Salma:It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use of resources known to any of the members of society, for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.
It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.
Salma:"Emergencies" have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
Friedrich:I have a farm, and I love it there. There's really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens, it's fun.
Salma:To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.