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The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Friedrich August Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0415253896
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Summary : Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Friedrich A. von Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1979
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : OCLC:641935760
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The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : F. A. Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-13
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : 9781317541981
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Summary : 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 Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : David Linden,Nick Broten
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-05
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 9781351351584
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Summary : 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.

Back on the Road to Serfdom

Back on the Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Thomas E Woods
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-11
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781480492974
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Summary : Leviathan is back The threat of statism has reemerged in force. The federal government has radically expanded its power—through bailouts, “stimulus” packages, a trillion-dollar health-care plan, “jobs bills,” massive expansions of the money supply, and much more. But such interventionism did not suddenly materialize with the recent economic collapse. The dangerous trends of government growth, debt increases, encroachments on individual liberty, and attacks on the free market began years earlier and continued no matter which political party was in power. This shift toward statism “will not end happily,” declares bestselling author Thomas E. Woods. In Back on the Road to Serfdom, Woods brings together ten top scholars to examine why the size and scope of government has exploded, and to reveal the devastating consequences of succumbing to the statist temptation. Spanning history, economics, politics, religion, and the arts, Back on the Road to Serfdom shows: · How government interventionism endangers America’s prosperity and the vital culture of entrepreneurship · The roots of statism: from the seminal conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to the vast expansion of federal power in the twentieth century · Why the standard explanation for the recent economic crisis is so terribly wrong—and why the government’s frenzied responses to the downturn only exacerbate the problems · Why the European welfare state is not a model to aspire to but a disaster to be avoided · How an intrusive state not only harms the economy but also imperils individual liberty and undermines the role of civil society · The fatal flaws in the now-common arguments against free markets and free trade · How big business is helping government pave the road to serfdom · Why the Judeo-Christian tradition does not demand support for the welfare state, but in fact values the free market · How the arrogance of government power extends even to the cultural realm—and how central planning is just as inefficient and destructive there It’s been more than sixty-five years since F. A. Hayek published his seminal work The Road to Serfdom. Now this impeccably timed book provides another desperately needed warning about—and corrective to—the dangers of statism.

Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason

Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason
  • Author : F.A Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-13
  • Total pages :341
  • ISBN : 9781136604362
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Summary : "The studies of which this book is the result have from the beginning been guided by and in the end confirmed the somewhat old-fashioned conviction of the author that it is human ideas which govern the development of human affairs," Hayek wrote in his notes in 1940. Indeed, Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason remains Hayek’s greatest unfinished work and is here presented for the first time under the expert editorship of Bruce Caldwell. In the book, Hayek argues that the abuse and decline of reason was caused by hubris, by man’s pride in his ability to reason, which in Hayek’s mind had been heightened by the rapid advance and multitudinous successes of the natural sciences, and the attempt to apply natural science methods in the social sciences.

The New Road to Serfdom

The New Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Daniel Hannan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-28
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780061994760
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Summary : In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. The New Road to Serfdom is a must-read rallying cry for Tea Party activists, fans of Mark Levin’s Tyranny and Liberty, and anyone who has seen Hannan’s hard-hitting interviews with Hannity & Colmes, Neil Cavuto, and Glenn Beck. A former president of the Oxford Conservative Association, and a member of the EU Parliament, Hannan has the insight and experience to help America recapture its distinctive ideals and avoid turning into a socialist state.

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Friedrich August Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1962
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105004990896
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Capitalism vs. Freedom

Capitalism vs. Freedom
  • Author : Rob Larson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-29
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781785357343
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Summary : 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 Other Road to Serfdom & the Path to Sustainable Democracy

The Other Road to Serfdom & the Path to Sustainable Democracy
  • Author : Eric Zencey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 9781611683677
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Summary : Eric Zencey's frontal assault on the "infinite planet" foundations of neoconservative political thought

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Friedrich August Hayek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1944
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 0226320596
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Summary : Examines the relationship between individual liberty and government authority, and argues that granting government control of the economy leads to disaster

Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics
  • Author : Nicholas Wapshott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-11
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780393083118
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Summary : “I defy anybody—Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted—to read [Wapshott’s] work and not learn something new.”—John Cassidy, The New Yorker As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Freidrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous. The battle lines thus drawn, Keynesian economics would dominate for decades and coincide with an era of unprecedented prosperity, but conservative economists and political leaders would eventually embrace and execute Hayek's contrary vision. From their first face-to-face encounter to the heated arguments between their ardent disciples, Nicholas Wapshott here unearths the contemporary relevance of Keynes and Hayek, as present-day arguments over the virtues of the free market and government intervention rage with the same ferocity as they did in the 1930s.

The Right's Road to Serfdom

The Right's Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Christopher Favrot Arndt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-23
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 0997807210
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Summary : The Right's Road to Serfdom covers the relationship between political liberty and conservatism in the context of today's political affairs. The book offers both an illuminating critique of the politics of the American Right and an informed discussion of the American ideal of liberty.

The Road from Serfdom

The Road from Serfdom
  • Author : Robert Skidelsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037420745
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Summary : An interpretation of recent history and a prescription for the future link the collapse of communism to the global failure of this century's concepts regarding collectivism. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Hungary’s Crisis of Democracy

Hungary’s Crisis of Democracy
  • Author : Peter Wilkin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-26
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9780739187920
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Summary : This book examines the crisis of democracy in Hungary since the election of the Fidesz government in 2010. It argues that Fidesz seeks to challenge the capitalist and democratic transformation that shaped Hungary after the fall of communism by increasing the power of the state over crucial aspects of the economy, society, and the political system.

Hayek's The Road to Serfdom

Hayek's The Road to Serfdom
  • Author : Bruce Caldwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-13
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 9780226146744
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Summary : The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek’s 1944 warning against the dangers of government control, continues to influence politics more than seventy years after it was turned down by three American publishers and finally published by the University of Chicago Press. A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, the definitive edition of The Road to Serfdom included this essay as its Introduction. Here, acclaimed Hayek biographer and general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series, Bruce Caldwell explains how Hayek came to write and publish the book, assesses misunderstandings of Hayek’s thought, and suggests how Hayek’s fears of Socialism lead him to abandon the larger scholarly project he had planned in 1940 to focus instead on a briefer, more popular and political tract—one that has influenced political and economic discourse ever since.

The Other Road to Serfdom

The Other Road to Serfdom
  • Author : David Musa Pidcock
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 8182743869
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Summary : Hayek singled out Marxist-Socialism as being The Road to Serfdom and the greatest threat to Western civilization. However, as the evidence shows, a far greater threat is posed to our freedoms by unregulated, unfettered capital - which is not only responsible for the crash of 2008 but has been the cause of every economic catastrophe since the Bank of England was founded in 1694.

Why Government Is the Problem

Why Government Is the Problem
  • Author : Milton Friedman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-01
  • Total pages :18
  • ISBN : 9780817954437
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Summary : Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats.

The Commanding Heights

The Commanding Heights
  • Author : Daniel Yergin,Joseph Stanislaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-12-26
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9781847375919
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Summary : The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy going into the twenty-first century.

The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom

The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom
  • Author : Connor Boyack
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-16
  • Total pages :60
  • ISBN : 194352114X
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Summary : "A twisted tale of unintended consequences unfolds! History abounds with examples of government officials making decisions, well-intentioned or otherwise, that harm others. Unfortunately, these unintended consequences are never anticipated, and rarely considered once they occur. As the Tuttle twins find in their latest adventure, central planning can ruin people's lives. Nobel prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek's famous book The Road to Serfdom comes to life in this enlightening edition, showing that when people get what they wish for they often get much more than they bargained. Read along as Ethan and Emily investigate a new road built to take travelers to a beach named Surfdom--and the disruption it brings to the entire community."--page 4 of cover

Agrarian Reform in Russia

Agrarian Reform in Russia
  • Author : Carol S. Leonard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-06
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781139491389
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Summary : This book examines the history of reforms and major state interventions affecting Russian agriculture: the abolition of serfdom in 1861, the Stolypin reforms, the NEP, the Collectivization, Khrushchev reforms, and finally farm enterprise privatization in the early 1990s. It shows a pattern emerging from a political imperative in imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet regimes, and it describes how these reforms were justified in the name of the national interest during severe crises - rapid inflation, military defeat, mass strikes, rural unrest, and/or political turmoil. It looks at the consequences of adversity in the economic environment for rural behavior after reform and at long-run trends. It has chapters on property rights, rural organization, and technological change. It provides a new database for measuring agricultural productivity from 1861 to 1913 and updates these estimates to the present. This book is a study of the policies aimed at reorganizing rural production and their effectiveness in transforming institutions.