What Economists Can Learn from Hippies


The 1960’s in the U.S. was a decade of counterculture and political protest. But how does morality and spirituality fit in?

Talking with Rob Johnson about his book, In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea, music industry veteran Danny Goldberg makes the case that, through art as much as political protest, hippies projected a moral framework of valuing other people that was in stark contrast to burgeoning Ayn Rand influenced-libertarianism.

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