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F. A. Hayek

F. A. Hayek
F. A. Hayek

Friedrich Hayek  (1899 – 1992) was an economist and philosopher, author of seminal works that changed intellectual history, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena. He taught in Vienna, London, and Chicago. 

F. A. Hayek's Articles and Posts

F.A. Hayek on FEE and Leonard Read Articles
F.A. Hayek on FEE and Leonard Read

If at any point in the past man had mapped out his future on the basis of the then-existing knowledge and then followed this plan, we would not be where we are.

Why I Am Not a Conservative Articles
Why I Am Not a Conservative

Conservatism proper is a legitimate, probably necessary, and certainly widespread attitude of opposition to drastic change.

The Road to Serfdom Chapter 10: Why the Worst Get on Top Books
Why the Worst Get on Top

There are strong reasons for believing that what to us appear the worst features of the existing totalitarian systems are not accidental byproducts, but phenomena which totalitarianism is certain sooner or later to produce.

The Essence of the Road to Serfdom (in Cartoons!) The Freeman
The Essence of the Road to Serfdom (in Cartoons!)
In 1944, F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom rocked the English-speaking world. The book argued that there can be no political or civil liberty without economic liberty. Every step away from economic liberty takes us closer to authoritarian control over the whole of society. With central control come corruption, servitude, and relative impoverishment.
The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition Books
The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition

The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.

Denationalization of Money Books
Denationalization of Money

What we now need is a free-money movement comparable to the free trade movement of the nineteenth century.

Hayek's Free Market Money The Freeman
Hayek's Free Market Money
Handing to private industry the task of issuing money could remedy our monetary troubles.
Intellectuals and Socialism Media
Intellectuals and Socialism

It wasn't the workers and peasants who gave the world the total state. 

The Defense of Our Civilization Against Intellectual Error The Freeman
The Defense of Our Civilization Against Intellectual Error
The Use of Knowledge in Society The Freeman
The Use of Knowledge in Society

Hayek points out that sensibly allocating scarce resources requires knowledge dispersed among many people, with no individual or group of experts capable of acquiring it all.

The Pretense of Knowledge Archives
The Pretense of Knowledge
Hayek's most compelling statement about the difference between data and knowledge. 
The Moral Element in Free Enterprise The Freeman
The Moral Element in Free Enterprise
Economic freedom is an indispensable condition of all other freedom.
The Common Sense of Progress The Freeman
The Common Sense of Progress
The Case for Freedom The Freeman
The Case for Freedom

If we knew precisely what authentic freedom would bring us, the case for it would be undermined. 

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