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Book Review: "The Road to Serfdom," by F.A. Hayek

This classic book is a very well argued treatise on how central planning and big government will lead countries on the path toward totalitarianism. It is also a stubbornly pro-status quo book in the sense that it insists on the state being not only a necessity, but also on the state having a role to play in things that Hayek never bothers to argue or prove it really has a role to play in. 577 more words

Opinion

Why single payor healthcare will always fail patients

Listening to “The Road to Serfdom” by F. A. Hayek I came across this quote.

It merely starts from the indisputable fact that the limits of our powers of imagination make it impossible to include in our scale of values more than a sector of the needs of the whole society, and that, since, strictly speaking, scales of value can exist only in individual minds, nothing but partial scales of value exist, scales which are inevitably different and often inconsistent with each other.

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General

The Road to Serfdom or Dhimmitude

Marking the birth of Hayek and the dispiriting sense that we are well on the road to a new serfdom brought on, yet again, by the regressive left but this time in cahoots with Islamofacism. 108 more words

Regressive Left

Reading Questions

I am currently reading The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek, one of the more important political/economic treatises since World War II I think.  (It is certainly up there if not that high.)  In the book, Mr. 571 more words

History

"The End Of Truth" - Hayek Saw It All Coming Over 70 Years Ago

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-28/end-truth-hayek-saw-it-all-coming-over-70-years-ago

 “Although the beliefs must be chosen for the people and imposed upon them, they must become their beliefs, a generally accepted creed which makes the individuals as far as possible act spontaneously in the way the planner wants. 413 more words

libertarians here, there, and everywhere (on facebook)

Here’s a meme which a libertarian friend of mine posted on Facebook.  I found it pretty funny and somewhat true, just a little incomplete.  Our friendly exchange is below.   428 more words

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