The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2015-12-26
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1522918388

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"Over Two Million Copies Sold" The Road to Serfdom By Friedrich A. Hayek Condensed Edition The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899-1992) between 1940-1943, in which he "[warns] of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning." He further argues that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator, and the serfdom of the individual. Significantly, Hayek challenged the general view among British academics that fascism (and National Socialism) was a capitalist reaction against socialism. He argued that fascism, National Socialism and socialism had common roots in central economic planning and empowering the state over the individual. Since its publication in 1944, The Road to Serfdom has been an influential and popular exposition of market libertarianism. It has sold over two million copies. The Road to Serfdom was to be the popular edition of the second volume of Hayek's treatise entitled "The Abuse and Decline of Reason," and the title was inspired by the writings of the 19th century French classical liberal thinker Alexis de Tocqueville on the "road to servitude." The book was first published in Britain by Routledge in March 1944, during World War II, and was quite popular, leading Hayek to call it "that unobtainable book," also due in part to wartime paper rationing. It was published in the United States by the University of Chicago Press in September 1944 and achieved great popularity. At the arrangement of editor Max Eastman, the American magazine Reader's Digest published an abridged version in April 1945, enabling The Road to Serfdom to reach a wider popular audience beyond academics. The Road to Serfdom has had a significant impact on twentieth-century conservative and libertarian economic and political discourse, and is often cited today by commentators.

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: Friedrich August von Hayek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1112520313

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The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: Friedrich A. von Hayek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1979
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:641935760

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The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: F. A. Hayek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781317541981

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A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This new edition includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials and forewords to earlier editions by the likes of Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

The Collected Works of Friedrich August Hayek

The Collected Works of Friedrich August Hayek
Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
Genre: Economics
ISBN: OCLC:19285133

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The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: David Linden,Nick Broten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781351353373

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Friedrich Hayek’s 1944 Road to Serfdom is a classic of conservative economic argument. While undeniably a product of a specific time in global politics – which saw the threat of fascism from Nazi Germany and its allies beguilingly answered by the promises of socialism – Hayek’s carefully constructed argument is a fine example of the importance of good reasoning in critical thinking. Reasoning is the art of constructing good, persuasive arguments by organizing one’s thoughts, supporting one’s conclusions, and considering counter-arguments along the way. The Road to Serfdom illustrates all these skills in action; Hayek’s argument was that, while many assumed socialism to be the answer to totalitarian, fascist regimes, the opposite was true. Socialist government’s reliance on a large state, centralised control, and bureaucratic planning – he insisted – actually amounts to a different kind of totalitarianism. Freedom of choice, Hayek continued, is a central requirement of individual freedom, and hence a centrally planned economy inevitably constrains freedom. Though many commentators have sought to counter Hayek’s arguments, his reasoning skills won over many of the politicians who have shaped the present day, most notably Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

Capitalism vs Freedom

Capitalism vs  Freedom
Author: Rob Larson
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781785357343

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For years, we’ve been taught that capitalism is good for freedom. Dominant right-wing talk radio hosts to this day recommend “libertarian” classics like Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom that claim markets free us, and this picture still dominates the schools and the political spectrum. Well get bent, one percent, because Rob Larson’s Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom puts big business under a microscope. This book debunks the conservative classics while demonstrating that the marketplace has its own great centers of power, which the libertarian tradition itself claims is a limit to freedom. In fact, Larson illustrates how capitalism fails both this and other concepts of human liberty, not just failing to establish a right to a share of society’s production, but also leaving us subject to the great power plays of the one percent’s corporate property.

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0415253896

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Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.