Wandlungen des Neoliberalismus

Author: Philip Plickert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783828260184
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa: der Neoliberalismus. Der „Neoliberalismus“ ist zu einem meist negativ konnotierten Schlagwort verkommen. Dieses Buch möchte einen Beitrag zur Versachlichung der Debatte leisten und die geistes- und zeitgeschichtlichen Ursprünge des Neoliberalismus erhellen. Der Wirtschaftshistoriker Philip Plickert analysiert den Niedergang des klassischen Liberalismus und dessen Krise im frühen 20. Jh. In der Zwischenkriegszeit entwickelten sich vier Zentren eines erneuerten Liberalismus: Wien, London, Freiburg und Chicago. 1947 gründete Friedrich August von Hayek die Mont Pèlerin Society (MPS) als Sammlungspunkt der versprengten und marginalisierten Neoliberalen. Aktive Mitglieder der MPS waren einflußreiche Denker wie Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Walter Eucken, Wilhelm Röpke und Alexander Rüstow sowie Ludwig Erhard. Das Buch schildert, gestützt auf reiches Quellenmaterial, den schwierigen Aufbau der MPS, unterschiedliche strategische Perspektiven, den frühen politischen Durchbruch in Deutschland mit Erhards Wirtschaftsreform, die interne Krise um 1960 und die langfristige Ausstrahlung der MPS als intellektueller Kernorganisation der Neoliberalen auf Wissenschaft und Politik.

Money in a Free Society

Author: Tim Congdon
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 9781594035241
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Congdon argues that academic economists and policy-makers have betrayed the intellectual legacy of both Keynes and Friedman. These two great economists believed if in somewhat different ways in the need for steady growth in the quantity of money. But Keynes has been misunderstood as advocating big rises in public spending and large budget deficits as the only way to defeat recession. That has led under President Obama to an unsustainable explosion in American public debt. Meanwhile the Fed has ignored extreme volatility in the rate of money growth, contrary to the central message of Friedman's analytical work.

Full Employment in a Free Society Works of William H Beveridge

Author: William H. Beveridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317569787
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Beveridge defined full employment as a state where there are slightly more vacant jobs than there are available workers, or not more than 3% of the total workforce. This book discusses how this goal might be achieved, beginning with the thesis that because individual employers are not capable of creating full employment, it must be the responsibility of the state. Beveridge claimed that the upward pressure on wages, due to the increased bargaining strength of labour, would be eased by rising productivity, and kept in check by a system of wage arbitration. The cooperation of workers would be secured by the common interest in the ideal of full employment. Alternative measures for achieving full employment included Keynesian-style fiscal regulation, direct control of manpower, and state control of the means of production. The impetus behind Beveridge's thinking was social justice and the creation of an ideal new society after the war. The book was written in the context of an economy which would have to transfer from wartime direction to peace time. It was then updated in 1960, following a decade where the average unemployment rate in Britain was in fact nearly 1.5%.

A Free Society Reader

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739155196
Release Date: 2000-09-06
Genre: Religion

A Free Society Reader rises to the challenge of freedom in the twenty-first century, offering thoughts and insights with significant implications for citizens of today's brand new world. Our era's most prominent figures in the fields of Christianity and liberty speak about Pope John Paul II's vision of a free society, conceptualize Christianity and political economy, debate issues of democracy and the free society, and question the role of culture. Together for the first time in one volume, these preeminent thinkers provide inspiration and insight to scholars, students, and general readers charting the enormous changes the new millennium has seen.

Basic Income

Author: Philippe Van Parijs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674052284
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Providing a basic income to everyone, rich or poor, active or inactive, was advocated by Paine, Mill, and Galbraith but the idea was never taken seriously. Today, with the welfare state creaking, it is one of the world’s most widely debated proposals. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present a comprehensive defense of this radical idea.

The Vision of a Real Free Market Society

Author: Marcellus Andrews
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315390970
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Free market capitalism has created a divided American society. Conservative economic and social policy thinking drove the Right’s Project from 1980 to its collapse in 2008, leaving the world in ruins and fascism on the march. The Vision of a Real Free Market Society challenges the Left to create new forms of the market economy that promote efficiency and equality while permanently thwarting concentrated power. Many recent commentators have offered policy recommendations based on existing economic institutions. By contrast, this book calls for root-and-branch changes to the inherent structure of American capitalism. The Vision of a Real Free Market Society: Re-Imagining American Freedom presents a Left-egalitarian case for limited government that overcomes the failures of conservatism while rescuing economic justice from the weaknesses of tax and transfer liberalism. The book explains why the system fails so many Americans in so many different ways, and outlines how we can build a better economy that simultaneously promotes freedom and social justice while crippling the powers of America’s oligarchs. Exploring the idea of a left-wing case for strong but small government, the book makes the case for fundamental reforms that will lead to a truly free and fair society. This provocative book will be of great relevance to anyone with an interest in politics, philosophy or economics, and will challenge readers to rethink their assumptions concerning the prospects for combining justice with fairness in the modern world.

Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Author: Friedrich August von Hayek
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161483685
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Dieses wohl bedeutendste Werk des Nobelpreisträgers bietet im ersten Teil eine umfassende systematische Darstellung der wesentlichen Prinzipien einer freiheitlichen Sozialphilosophie - der Grundlage für die Entwicklung der europäischen Zivilisation in den letzten Jahrhunderten. Der zweite Teil befaßt sich mit der Entstehung der rechtsstaatlichen Grundsätze - der rule of law - und ihrer Bedeutung für die Sicherung der persönlichen Freiheit. Im dritten Teil zeigt Hayek anhand aufschlußreicher Beispiele, wie mit dem Aufkommen des Wohlfahrtsstaates wichtige rechtsstaatliche Prinzipien verletzt werden und damit die persönliche Freiheit zerstört zu werden droht.