Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Battle of the Hayeks

Happy Birthday Freddy!

But is Friedrich Hayek hotter than his namesake, Salma Hayek?

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?

I Age
Salma; 34 years old, alive for all of them
Freddy; 101 years old, dead for the last eight
Winner; Salma

II Awards & Honors
Salma; Nominee, Best Kiss (for "Desperado"), MTV Movie Awards, 1996
Freddy; Nobel laureate in economic science, 1974, US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.
Winner; Freddy

III Entertainment Value
Salma; "Desperado"; "From Dusk til Dawn"
Freddy; Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle; Prices and Production
Winner; Salma

IV Number of Works
Salma; 23 movies, and a Mexican soap opera
Freddy; 25 books, and 130 articles
Winner; Friedrich

V Legacy Work
Salma; Ugly Betty
Freddy; The Road To Serfdom
Winner; Salma

VI Appearance
Salma; Named by People Magazine as one of world's 50 most beautiful people, 1996
Freddy; Large schnoz and a funny mustache
Winner; Salma

VII Philosophical Depth
Salma; "I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do."
Freddy; "The mind cannot foresee its own advance."
Winner; Freddy

4-3 to Salma

Yes - this post is a gratuitous and thinly disguised attempt to get a picture of the utterly lovely Salma Hayek on my blog.