Max Keiser had a truly bizarre segment last week in which he and his guest advanced the claim that Ludwig von Mises didn’t qualify as an Austrian economist, so great were his alleged errors and deviations. Keiser himself knows nothing about this, needless to say, having read none of the Austrians, so he relies on his guest, Sandeep Jaitly, to do the heavy lifting. The result still has me shaking my head.
It all began with Jaitly’s tweet, “If it ain’t Menger or his direct student Eugene [sic] Von BB, it ain’t Austrian. Sorry #Mises : respectfully, too many mistakes were made.”