Monday, February 11, 2013

Free, condensed version of Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"

I keep touting this book (Hayek's, "The Road to Serfdom"), but I know many don't have the time and or $ to invest on the full book. Here is a link to a free, condensed version from (of all places) Reader's Digest.  It appears to me to be an excellent, reliable condensed verison. ( around 90 pages).  What is the book about?
"The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) between 1940–1943, in which he "warned of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning,"[1] and in which he argues that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator and the serfdom of the individual. Significantly, Hayek challenged the general view among British academics that fascism was a capitalist reaction against socialism, instead arguing that fascism and socialism had common roots in central economic planning and the power of the state over the individual." Source: Wikipedia

  Print it out; and if you don't want to read it, all you've lost is some printer paper (Better yet, print it on the back of something that already has printing on the other side.)

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