Still talking about this in 2017 No I am not going to go back and fight these arguments all over again We spent much of the twentieth century watching one insufficiently great man after another tell us they ve got our backs In the nd after a lifetime of hard knocks we find that no in fact corporations took care of themselves and cared about us only insofar as we needed Doubts on Avicenna: A Study and Edition of Sharaf Al-Dīn Al-Masʿūdī's Commentary on the Ishārāt enough money to buy their product We discovered that corporations really needed rules and regulations to do the right thing because they defined their responsibility narrowly than we did After all they were responsible to shareholders not customers not citizens who give them space waternergy raw materials I m tired of replaying this argument over and over because over and over we discover that corporations don t actually do the right thingchokengtitiktitikchokeng 20 If you have any comprehension of my philosophy at all you must know that one thing I stand for above all lse is free trade throughout the world p 28 A final criticism has sometimes been called the inevitability thesis or the slippery slope argument Hayek is claimed to have said that once a society ngages in a little planning it is doomed to Forest of Darkness end up in a totalitarian stateAny departure from the practice of freenterprise any joke that reason and science may be applied to the direction of conomic activity any attempt at conomic planning must lead us remorselessly to serfdom There is an old cartoon found here which summarizes the logic of this work rather perfectly Essentially the government gets involved in your life they dictate how you live then they kill you The notions in this text are trifling at bestHayek never confronts the fact that a lack of some centralized body somewhere making decisions for you does not mean an nd to governance Clearly businesses govern They also plan To take this power away from a centralized and at least ostensibly publicly accountable body and to diffuse this power throughout the business community is not to rid oneself of governance It simply means that businesses are the governmentIf we are to acknowledge the uite obvious tendency for capital to move toward those with the most capital that is for businesses to develop into monopolies and oligopolies then one might see that Hayek s model accomplishes nothing less than the restoration of the same feudal structures he s supposedly warning againstHis argument if taken to the same disparate conclusions as the one s he takes communism and socialism to would result in the ownership of all land by a handful of oligarchs We would then tend their land for a pittance We would be serfs This book captures the frustration of classical liberals as opposed to modern liberals when they see collectivist policies nacted despite the overwhelming vidence that socialism brings about disastrous resultsHaving grown up and lived in Austria during World War I and later moving to Great Britain Hayek was particularly frustrated when he saw Britain and the United States making the same mistakes of the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union Hayek argues that collectivism ventually leads to tyranny Central Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance economic planning gives too much power to the government whichssentially puts that power in the hands of a small group rather than in ach individualMy favorite uote Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word uality But notice the difference while democracy seeks uality in liberty socialism seeks uality in restraint and servitude Hayek s thesis is very pertinent today in that when the federal government does meddle too much with the free market it causes problems and then those problems ironically are seen as the failing of the free market and not the ineptitude of government 60 stars On my list of All Time Favorite Books One of the most important books ver written and most concise brilliant scathing and impressive argument against the planned conomy that has been or likely Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, ever will be written Hayek while always being respectful to the adherents of the idea that state control over resources and goals is the right approach nevertheless absolutely destroysach and very argument and rationale alluded to by such people His general thesis that socialism communism fascism will inevitably lead to totalitarianism and the loss of freedom for the individual is demonstrated without skipping logical steps or leaping to a conclusion not supported by the preceding argument It is powerful powerful stuff His conclusion is that the only way to truly create and just and free society is to re adopt the classic liberalism of the 19th century closely linked today with libertarianism Government should be limited and xist only to 1 protect
the people in time of war or national mergency and 2 provide the rule of people in time of war or national mergency and 2 provide the rule of which means basic rules that apply ually to veryone ieno special treatment no unfair treatmentand that do not change and allow competition and the market to decide the success or failure of individuals This does not guaranty anyone success or failure but rather guaranties veryone the opportunity for success or failure While such a system is not without flaws that may at times lead to abuses that people of good conscience may find objectionable Hayek makes a
"powerful case that it is the only system that provides the opportunity for "case that it is the only system that provides the opportunity for to veryone Any change to the system that modifies this ie grants special assistance or rules to benefit one group necessarily hurts another group and this kind of intervention leads to the determination by a small group of people without all necessary factual vidence as no group can ver be fully informed of all of the variables that go into how a society operates based on its opinion of what the correct result should be This imposing of the values and morals which all opinion is derived from of one person or a group people on society necessarily is done at the Buried expense of the morals and values held by others Hayek argues that such an action is fundamentally flawed HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION The historical analysis upon which this book depends amounts to nothing thanxtremely poor scholarship masuerading as thoughtful contrarianism Hayek s conflation of Nazism with Socialism merely because they have similar names in German is an xample of stupidity on the level of mistaking the PATRIOT Act for patriotism or the Ministry of Peace for peacefulness This distracting rror is unfortunately the foundation of the ntirety of his argument His theory of authoritarianism consists of xtrapolations from misplaced assumptions about Nazi Germany and disproven projections about the direction the US Britain are heading in the post war ra His uaint conomic theory tells us little about contemporary authoritarian regimes and ven less about modern social democracy In sum don t bother Finally got around to reading this libertarianconservative classic It s short but deep combining conomics politics sociology and a short history of Socialist thought to create the greatest critiue of the collectivist impulse that you can read Hayek s message is blunt despite the freedom and liberality that is western man s birthright there is an inevitable clamor for order and uality that arises from the intellligensia and the wealthy This clamor leads to the demand often in the guise of a new freedom for stronger government regulation and guidance of conomic activity But the increase of government activity in the private sphere makes people so dependent on government largesse that the recipients are reduced to a modern form of serfdom forever tied to the government that can determine whether they at or starve Hayek was writing during WW2 so much of his critiue centers on the National Socialism of the Germans but he makes clear that the Marxists and Laborites were just as bad Hayek s analysis of German thought is specially interesting inasmuch as he traces a tendency towards planning and collectivization in Germany going back decades Rather than the modern cartoon villian portrait of Hitler that we now know Hayek portrays that Nazis as simply finishing an A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, effort to nationalize the Germanconomy that began in Bismark s time and was the overarching goal of that nation s political scientific and capitalist lite Hayek s arguments are often subtle
and academic but he pulls no punches and is minently uotable a must academic but he pulls no punches and is Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies eminently uotable a must for anyone who cares about politics and its intersection withconomics. 1899 1992 recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and co winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974 was a pioneer in monetary theory and the principal proponent of libertarianism in the twentieth centuryOn the first American dition of The Road to SerfdomOne of the most important books of our generation It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning with which John Stuart Mill stated the issue for his own generation in his great ssay On Liberty It is an arresting call to all well intentioned planners and socialists to all those who are sincere democrats and liberals at heart to stop look and listen Henry Hazlitt New York Times Book Review September 1944In the negative part of Professor Hayek's thesis there is a great deal of truth It cannot be said too often at any rate it is not being said nearly often nough that collectivism is not inherently democratic but on the contrary gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inuisitors never dreamt of George Orwell Collected Essa. I could be wrong but surely not ven the greatest fans of Hayek could believe this is a particularly nuanced book The central thesis is that veryone that disagrees with Hayek is ither a totalitarian or someone who is inadvertently leading society down the road towards totalitarianism This doesn t only include Marxist The Road to Serfdom is not an anti government book it s definitely not a libertarian or pro laissez faire capitalism or ven a pro democracy book It s purely and simply an anti socialism book And just to be clear to Hayek socialism primarily means central planning It s chapter after chapter of reasons why socialism despite it s apparently noble goals both will not work in the practical sense and how it tends to lead to totalitarianismHayek s arguments are level headed and logical He is careful not to insult his opponent and goes out of his way to point out their good intentions Despite the fact that The Road to Serfdom is currently being championed by conservatives Hayek calls himself a liberal and the book is written with fellow liberals in mind There is no contradiction Definitions specially in the world of politics have a way of changing For Hayek liberalism was tantamount to freedom and liberty Today the definition of the world liberal has shifted In The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right economics liberalism is now a synonym foruality and significantly not Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eual freedom for all but ratherual or at least Monsieur Pain eual distribution of resources In a time when on one hand the accusation of socialism is bandied about as a slur and on the other there is a strong anti capitalist movement that champions the same socialism it s useful to understand not only what socialism really is but what the implications for society are They might not be what you think Introduced by Chicago don Milty Friedman who assures us that the free market is the only mechanism that hasver been discovered for achieving participatory democracy xi Preach it Brother Milt So called collectivism had been burying purported individualism apparently in Padre Fred s 1944 analysis but was unexpectedly checked by the time of Frere Milt s semicentennial celebratory gala binge Fra Milt is pleased to report that Father Fred was dead wrong in his predictions that collectivist statism was taking over the UK mostly because central planning was sacrificed rather than individual liberty xiii ie parliamentary procedure kept the sky from falling but also because collectivism is mired in bureaucratic confusion and inefficiency id That latter clich is not rigorously videnced but is taken as a postulate of market fundy triumphalism Confusion is of course cipher for public due process and inefficiency the normal code for unions plus intentionally non profit Gubmint nevertheless grew and tried to regulate bidness usually at the behest of special interest groups xiii the cryptograph for not rich people Despite Hayek being 100% wrong about statist takeover Brother Milty confirms that Hayek s central insight is correct coordination of men s activities through central direction and through voluntary cooperation are roads going in very different directions the first to serfdom the second to freedom xiii xiv because medieval conomics is characterized precisely by state planning and public ownership of the means of production Also NB coordination of activity centrally through a large corporation is presumably perfectly acceptable Fra Milt concludes with charm The bulk of the intellectual community almost automatically favors any xpansion of governmental power so long as it is advertised as way to protect individuals from big bad corporations relieve poverty protect the nvironment or promote uality xv xvi NB the same topos found in objectivism which traffics in similar rhetorics of mendacity Milt objects to the xpansion of state power when the object is to protect individuals when they are to be protected from corporations manifestly not an individualist positionThis text is ripe for a derridean reading from the Outwork the preface to Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. end all prefaces Dissemination considering the guest intro here the 1976 1956 1944 prefaces and author s introduction proper all preceding the text itself It s a parade of horribles 1976 preface concedes in a moment of rare candor I was myself uncomfortable about the possibility that in going beyond technicalconomics I might have xceeded my competence xxi Well uite Notes an uivocation At the time I wrote 1944 socialism meant unambiguously the nationalization of the means of production and the central conomic planning which this made possible and necessary xxiii however socialism has come to mean chiefly the xtensive redistribution of incomes through taxation and the institutions of the welfare state id 1976 backs away from the thesis that any movement in the direction of socialism is bound to lead to totalitarianism xxiv A concession that there is no necessary connection between socialism and totalitarianism no matter what Papa Freds thinks they mean on a given day If anyone thought that Freds meant that any step toward socialism leads to totalitarianism however we
"might Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, excuse their apparentlyrroneous belief on the basis of the 1956 preface wherein Big Poppa admits that his audience is "excuse their apparently Il morto di Maigret erroneous belief on the basis of the 1956 preface wherein Big Poppa admits that his audience is against fascism and communism which he identifies as substantially identical in a standard reckless construction and that democratic socialism is a very precarious and unstable affair xxxii revealing the true polemical target and associating by the bye New Deal policies with totalitarianism by implicationven though hot socialism is probably a thing of the past id Notorious lets us know his ideological roots pretty plainly in 1956 But in Britain as lsewhere in the world the defeat of the onslaught of systematic socialism has merely given those who are anxious to preserve freedom a breathing space xliv 1944 preface affirms that his argument is derived from certain ultimate values xlv Preface does not disclose them but his lebensraum reference in 1956 clears it up for meAuthor s own original introduction opens with pigraph from Lord Acton rightwing fan favorite that Few discoveries are irritating than those which xpose the pedigree of ideas 3 With that kind of arrogance the reasonable reader can assume that the text will lay out the intellectual pedigree of socialist doctrine As it happens the text xamines almost no socialist doctrine of any flavor whatsoever It does Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition eventually get around to laying out a thesis regarding the socialist roots of Nazism 183 198 which links Marxism to Hitler through figures such as Sombart Plenge and others it s the strongest part of the text as it is at least specific but my five year old daughter could do better Thentire section relies upon uivocations Pops is not content with
His Original Definition Of Socialism As We original definition of socialism as we seenThe book s purpose Few are ready to recognize that the rise of fascism and Nazism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period but a necessary outcome of those tendencies 6 So the causal relation is allegedly socialism fascism If the Acton pigraph is aimed at democratic socialistssocial democrats as per the 1956 preface then this causal relation is not much concern Sexual Secrets even if it is assumed arguendo to be true That is it s not at all irritating anyone with the pedigree of socialism to point out that fascism is its allegedvil offspring It doesn t make any sense unless Bigg Poppa is xpecting us to accept a non distributio medii or affirmed conseuent fallacy Later pedigree for coercion and lack of freedom of thought is located in the French writers who laid the foundations of modern socialism 28 without reference to any particular writer or text xcept Saint Simon who is uoted slightly as wanting to treat disobedient persons as cattle which is not xactly an idea that arises xclusively or ven in socialism cf Ottoman governance theoryEntire volume relies on an uivocation fallacy broadly maligning socialism no matter how that term is defined as hinted by the 1976 preface The conflict between Nazis and commies is the kind of conflict that will always arise between rival socialist factions 11 Doggfather is not interested yet in substantiating this puerile uivalence but rather prefers to point out that German socialists have found much support in their country from certain features of the Prussian tradition and this kinship between Prussianism and socialism in which in Germany. A classic work in political philosophy intellectual and cultural history and conomics The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians scholars and general readers for half a century Originally published in England in the spring of 1944 when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 efforts of Stalin and Albert Einstein subscribed lock stock and barrel to the socialist program The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production For F A Hayek the collectivist idea ofmpowering government with increasing conomic control would inevitably lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of nazi Germany and fascist ItalyFirst published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18 1944 The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate attention from the public politicians and scholars alike The first printing of 2000 copies was xhausted instantly and within six months than 30000 were sold In April of 1945 Reader's Digest published a condensed version of the book and soon thereafter the Book.
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HayekBoth sides gloried gives additional support to our main contention 11 Noted socialism shares a continuity with prussianism which must be a reference to Bismarck or whatever lse in the deep history of Germania that the Doggfather wishes us to infer with neoliberal psychic powerzBegins the argument proper with the contention that we are unwilling to consider the crisis as the result of a genuine rror on our part and that the pursuit of some of our most cherished ideals has apparently produced results utterly different from those which we xpected 14 We should therefore not forget that this conflict has grown out of a struggle of ideas within what not so long ago was a common European civilization and that the tendencies which have culminated in the creation of the totalitarian systems were not confined to the countries which have succumbed to them id This is a curious admission for Atomic Dogg to make The current crisis WW2 surely but perhaps is the result of most cherished ideals and grew out of the common civilization of which prussianism seems to have been a part No problem It s not like xtraterrestrials started the war or zombies took over objectivism s position on zombies socialism notwithstanding If all that is true then why dogmatically state that The Anathema Cell everyone is unaware of not merely the magnitude of the changes which have taken place during the l He inspired Milton Friedman There s nothing to add to that it s just making one speechlessAs soon as abstract not measurable highly abstract not concrete concepts and words such as freedom justice righttc are used it s often a highly alarming sign signal and warning that something is going terribly wrong that the author has left reality and ntered the spheres of speculation guessing or just doing as if subjective in the best cases just ccentric DIY creative problem solving ideas can be implemented in larger systems or Pookie-Pie even the world It reminds me of playing Chinese whisperers silent post for two reasons First because those pseudo fringe science wannabe intellectuals are as arrogant as possible while behaving like stubborn kids and second because one begins with a stupid idea that gets copied and modified and mutates to and idiotic tragically real life appliances It s also a bit like a brainstorming a creative techniue an idea constructing session completely getting out of control I ll give it a try Let s say that I am biased and hate capitalism such as Hayek hated socialism without any reason mixed it with pseudo psychology and constructed his crude and inhuman theoriesSo I want anything in the property of the state ban private companies install a system such in China or with communism Does one see how stupid and onesided that is this black and white good and badvil conomy and friendly conomy But wait if we instead say that our conomic system is as onesided and stupid as communism that s of course unacceptable treason One could produce thousands of stupid fringe theories while misusing social sciences and humanities Oh wait that s permanently done my mistake I ve said most about this topic in my reviews of Roslings FactfulnesshttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowPinkers Enlightenment Nowhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowand Friedmans Capitalism and Freedom books are just a repetition of the same yada bla without any accuracy or legitimacySome facepalm uotes I am certain however that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice Although we had been warned by some of the greatest political thinkers of the nineteenth century by Tocueville and Lord Acton that socialism means slavery we have steadily moved in the direction of socialism Wir verdanken den Amerikanern ine gro Bereicherung der Sprache durch den bezeichnenden Ausdruck weasel word So wie das kleine Raubtier das auch wir Wiesel nennen angeblich aus inem Ei allen Inhalt heraussaugen kann ohne da man dies nachher der leeren Schale anmerkt so sind die Wiesel W rter jene die wenn man sie inem Wort hinzuf gt dieses Wort jedes Inhalts und jeder Bedeutung berauben Ich glaube das Wiesel Wort par xcellence ist das Wort sozial Was The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents esigentlich hei t wei niemand Wahr ist nur da ine soziale Marktwirtschaft keine Marktwirtschaft in sozialer Rechtsstaat kein Rechtsstaat in soziales Gewissen kein Gewissen soziale Gerechtigkeit keine Gerechtigkeit und ich f rchte auch soziale Demokratie keine Demokratie ist Because of much talk and discussion about the replication crisis with friends and in general I will add these thoughts to all following nonfiction books dealing with humanities in the future so you might have already seen it Sorry folks this is one of my last rants I am sick and tired of this and want to focus on true science and great fiction instead not this disturbed fairytales for adults who never had the chance to built a free opinion because most of the media they consume to stay informed and get ducated avoids any criticism of the current conomic systemWithout having read or heard ideas by Chomsky Monbiot Klein Ken Robinson Monbiot Peter Singer William McDonough Ziegler Colin Crouch Jeremy Rifkin David Graeber John Perkins and others humans will always react to people like me condemning the manipulation Hayek was practicing with terrifying success with anger and refusalThese authors don t hide aspects of the truth and describe the real state of
"The World That Should Be Read Instead Of Epic Facepalms "world that should be read instead of pic facepalms this They don t predict the future and preach the one only the true way ignoring anything like black swans coincidences or the for Comfort And Joy each small child logical fact that nobody knows what will happen and collectxactly the free available data people such as Hayek wanted to ignore foreverSome words about the publication crisis that ven have some positive points at the nd so that this whole thing is not that depressingOne could call the replication crisis the viral fake news Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health epidemic of many fields of science that was a hidden chronic disease over decades and centuries and has becomextremely widespread during the last years since the first critics began vaccinating against it provoking virulent counterarguments I don t know how lse this could nd than with nothing Cause Of Fear else than paradigm shifts discovering many anachronisms and a better fact and number based research with many control instances before something of an impact on the social policy gets accepted A few points that led to it I had an intuitive feeling regarding this for years but the replication crisis proofed that there are too many interconnections of not strictly scientific fields such asconomics and politics with many humanities Look already some of the titles are biased towards a positive or negative attitude but thinking too optimistic is the same mistake as being too pessimistic it isn t objective any and one can be instrumentalized without ven recognizing it In natural sciences theoretic I tried to read this several times beginning back when I almost convinced myself I might be able to understand read respect what Republicans were thinking I m sorry to say that is over at least for now If we can cheat and steal our way to
Power What Difference Doeswhat difference make what is justI made some notes before I gave up Putting them here in case I ver get back to this in time to challenge Paul Ryan personallyThis book has gone through so many The Game of Love editions it is worth noting which one is referenced Bruce Caldwell Professor of Economics at Duke University wrote the introduction to this 2007dition published as ver by the University of Chicago Press It is said current Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan gives out copies of this book to his staff when they begin working for him The staff must discuss the book in small groups like bible study because I guaran f ing tee you a young and busy staff in DC will not know what the heck Hayek is talking about much less apply it to the US conomy in the context of the worldThe ideas in this book began as a memo to the director of the London School of Economics in the 1930s which then became a magazine article and then during WWII became a monograph of its own When it was published in the United States was it 1944 it became a surprise popular hit though hated by the intelligensiaI skimmed the book only Words like freedom are bandied about with great arnestness freedom from coercion and I can t believe we are. Of the Month Club distributed this condensation to than 600000 readers A perennial best seller the book has sold over a uarter of a million copies in the United States not including the British dition or the nearly twenty translations into such languages as German French Dutch Swedish and Japanese and not to mention the many underground ditions produced in Eastern Europe before the fall of the iron curtainAfter thirty two printings in the United States The Road to Serfdom has stablished itself alongside the works of Alexis de Tocueville John Stuart Mill and George Orwell for its timeless meditation on the relation between individual liberty and government authority This fiftieth anniversary The Lady in Pink edition with a new introduction by Milton Friedman commemorates thenduring influence of The Road to Serfdom on the ver changing political and social climates of the twentieth century from the rise of socialism after World War II to the Reagan and Thatcher revolutions in the 1980s and the transitions in Eastern Europe from communism to capitalism in the 1990sF A Hayek.