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Archive of posts published in the tag: Road to Serfdom

The Clipboard Tyrant

“Humans make hierarchies of status and privilege for themselves whenever the opportunity avails itself. This is why all socialist systems that do not work within the constraints of a liberal democratic framework of the rule of law inevitably descend into tyrannies. Give the state unbridled power, and the denizens of the state will use that power toward their own ends.”

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The Unluckiest Political Movement

from Kevin Williams at National Review, Camino de Servidumbre But men do not like being told that they cannot do that which they wish to do, and this is particularly true of men who have a keen interest in political power.…

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Invoking the Tribal Instinct

From Robert Zubrin at Richochet, America Needs a Liberal Party: In his classic 1944 work, The Road to Serfdom, Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek, then living in exile in England, shocked readers with his diagnosis of Nazism. National socialism, he argued, was not…

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Required Ruthlessness

“What I have argued in this book, and what the British experience convinces me even more to be true, is that the unforeseen but inevitable consequences of socialist planning create a state of affairs in which, if the policy is…

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Unexpected Results

“We are ready to accept almost any explanation of the present crisis of our civilization except one: that the present state of the world may be the result of genuine error on our own part and that the pursuit of…

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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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Rapping Economists

a very clever way to explain modern economics-  the second video is a follow up and an explanation of how the video developed.

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