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Archive of posts published in the tag: F.A. Hayek

Courageous Smoke

“When a politician declares a “right” in a scarce good, it indicates either that he is a simpleton or that he believes you to be, and one’s as good as the other, that being another defect in democracy.”

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The One Word Solution

Socialism is the Left’s Version of Libertarianism

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A Moral Tyranny

Though there are no doubt many people who honestly believe that if they were allowed to handle the job they would be able to settle all those problems justly and impartially, and who would be genuinely surprised to find suspicion…

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Ends and Means

Unfortunately, the relation between the ends and the means remains widely misunderstood.  Many of those who profess the most individualistic objectives support collectivist means without recognizing the contradiction.  It is tempting to believe that social evils arise from the activities…

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Ends and Means

The more we depend on the government to make market decisions, the more we replace  individual choice with political power. This requires more reliance on lobbyists to protect individual and special interests. A market based economy is more tolerant of…

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The Triumph of Hope over Experience

Michael Tanner writes in the National Review Online, Contested Ground, Not Common Ground. (1/26/11) Excerpts: In calling for more government action, the president’s attitude reminds one of Samuel Johnson’s description of second marriages: the triumph of hope over experience. As…

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