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Does F.A. Hayek's >i>Road to Serfdom>/i> Deserve to Make a Comeback?


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  • Andrew Farrant
  • Edward McPhail
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    As anger at President Barack Obama's social policies grows in some quarters, scholars and talk show hosts alike have said Friedrich von Hayek's 1944 best-seller >i>The Road to Serfdom>/i> warrants another look. But does it? Hayek maintained that even the U. S. social welfare net would lead to totalitarian government. It has not. But that does not stop some from citing the book as a foundation for ominous warnings about the United States.

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    Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Challenge.

    Volume (Year): 53 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 96-120

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    Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:53:y:2010:i:4:p:96-120

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    1. Hayek and the Welfare State
      by Henry in Crooked Timber on 2012-05-13 13:22:47
    2. Was Hayek a (Welfare) Statist?
      by David Glasner in Uneasy Money on 2012-05-22 04:14:22
    3. Hayek on Serfdom and Welfare States
      by Kevin Vallier in Bleading Heart Libertarians on 2012-05-16 12:20:59


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