The Road to Serfdom

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317541981
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This new edition includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials and forewords to earlier editions by the likes of Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Author: Ludwig Mises
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110504705
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics


Capital and Interest

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226274874
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Produced throughout the first fifteen years of Hayek’s career, the writings collected in Capital and Interest see Hayek elaborate upon and extend his landmark lectures that were published as Prices and Production and work toward the technically sophisticated line of thought seen in his later Pure Theory of Capital. Illuminating the development of Hayek’s detailed contributions to capital and interest theory, the collection also sheds light on how Hayek’s work related to other influential economists of the time. Highlights include the 1936 article “The Mythology of Capital”—presented here alongside Frank Knight’s criticisms of the Austrian theory of capital that prompted it—and “The Maintenance of Capital,” with subsequent comments by the English economist A. C. Pigou. These and other familiar works are accompanied by lesser-known articles and lectures, including a lecture on technological progress and excess capacity. An introduction by the book’s editor, leading Hayek scholar Lawrence H. White, places Hayek’s contributions in careful historical context, with ample footnotes and citations for further reading, making this a touchstone addition to the University of Chicago Press’s Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series.

The Constitution of Liberty

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226315393
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government. Enter Nobel Prize–winning economist and political theorist F. A. Hayek, whose passionate warning against empowering states with greater economic control, The Road to Serfdom, became an overnight sensation last summer when it was endorsed by Glenn Beck. The book has since sold over 150,000 copies. The latest entry in the University of Chicago Press’s series of newly edited editions of Hayek’s works, The Constitution of Liberty is, like Serfdom, just as relevant to our present moment. The book is considered Hayek’s classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guided—and must continue to guide—the growth of Western civilization. Here Hayek defends the principles of a free society, casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state and examining the challenges to freedom posed by an ever expanding government—as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In opposition to those who call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity—under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights—represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty. Striking a balance between skepticism and hope, Hayek’s profound insights are timelier and more welcome than ever before. This definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from his enduring wisdom.

Hayek A Collaborative Biography

Author: R. Leeson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137479259
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

In this sixth volume contributors examine Hayek's neoliberal economics and politics in the 20th century, and the demise of the socialist system. Taking a closer look at Hayek's time in Australia, and his time spent travelling in the east.

Hayek On Mill

Author: Sandra J. Peart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317562337
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Best known for reviving the tradition of classical liberalism, F. A. Hayek was also a prominent scholar of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. One of his greatest undertakings was a collection of Mill’s extensive correspondence with his longstanding friend and later companion and wife, Harriet Taylor-Mill. Hayek first published the Mill-Taylor correspondence in 1951, and his edition soon became required reading for any study of the nineteenth-century foundations of liberalism. This latest addition to the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series showcases the fascinating intersections between two of the most prominent thinkers from two successive centuries. Hayek situates Mill within the complex social and intellectual milieu of nineteenth-century Europe—as well as within twentieth-century debates on socialism and planning—and uncovers the influence of Taylor-Mill on Mill’s political economy. The volume features the Mill-Taylor correspondence and brings together for the first time Hayek’s related writings, which were widely credited with beginning a new era of Mill scholarship.

Road to Serfdom Hayek

Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415035287
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. The author was a co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics in 1974 and was a pioneer in monetary theory and the principal proponent of libertarianism in the twentieth century.

Gesammelte Schriften in deutscher Sprache

Author: Friedrich A. von Hayek
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161526449
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Political Science

English summary: The Austrian economist and social philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the 20th century's tradition of classical liberalism. This volume includes Hayek's core contributions to the theory of money and the trade cycle, Geldtheorie und Konjunkturtheorie (1929) and Preise und Produktion(1931), as well as his later reactions to criticism. As a common feature, Hayek consistently identifies an inflationary-induced boom as the crucial cause of crisis and rejects expansionary monetary or fiscal policies as a remedy. In this vein, he fights from the outset against a "macroeconomic" approach to problems of the trade cycle and in particular against economic policies based on Keynesian foundations. German description: Der 1974 mit dem Nobelpreis ausgezeichnete Okonom und Sozialphilosoph Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) gilt weithin als einer der bedeutendsten Denker des Liberalismus im 20. Jahrhundert. Der vorliegende Band enthalt neben den zwei grundlegenden Monographien, Geldtheorie und Konjunkturtheorie (1929) und Preise und Produktion (1931), auch spatere weiterfuhrende Beitrage, in denen er sich mit Kritik auseinandersetzt und seine Analyse erweitert. Allen diesen Arbeiten gemeinsam ist die Identifikation von Inflation als der Ursache einer kunstlichen Wirtschaftsbelebung, die unvermeidlich in die Krise fuhren muss, und die weitgehende Ablehnung expansiver geld- und finanzpolitischer Massnahmen zur Krisenbekampfung. Von allem Anfang an sieht sich Hayek demgemass als prononcierten Gegner des theoretischen Ansatzes einer "Makrookonomik" und insbesondere des Keynesianismus als wirtschaftspolitischem Programm.

Die Entstaatlichung des Geldes

Author: Philipp Bagus
Publisher:
ISBN: 3038238864
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Monetary policy

In Anlehnung an Friedrich A. von Hayeks Werk “Die Entnationalisierung des Geldes” werden verschiedene Geldsysteme diskutiert, die den Einfluss des Staates auf das Geld entweder beschränken oder gänzlich beenden. Die Entstaatlichung durch eine konstitutionelle Bindung der Notenbank und die Verankerung einer Präferenz der Geldstabilität wird durch mehrere Beiträge verdeutlicht. Die Notwendigkeit einer weitergehenden Entstaatlichung durch mehr Wettbewerb wird auch vor dem Hintergrund der Eurokrise behandelt. Zentralbanken werden infrage gestellt, die Folgen der Institution eines reinen Zwangsgeldes werden aufgezeigt und der Währungswettbewerb wird als Lösung verteidigt. Mit Beiträgen von: Philipp Bagus, Ernst Baltensperger, James Buchanan, Milton Friedman, Friedrich A. von Hayek, Guido Hülsmann, Ekkehard Köhler, Gerald O'Driscoll, Anna Schwartz, Gerhard Schwarz, Erich Weede.

Neger Neger Schornsteinfeger

Author: Hans J. Massaquoi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104002996
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Genre: History

***Spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman*** Als Sohn einer weißen Mutter und eines schwarzen Vaters wächst Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi in großbürgerlichen Verhältnissen in Hamburg auf. Doch eines Tages verlässt der Vater das Land. Hans-Jürgen und seine Mutter bleiben zurück und ziehen in ein Arbeiterviertel. Als die Nazis die Macht übernehmen, verändert sich ihr Leben grundlegend ... Hans J. Massaquoi beschreibt in seiner außergewöhnlichen Autobiographie seine Kindheit und Jugend zwischen 1926 und 1948 als einer der wenigen schwarzen Deutschen in diesem Land.