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The Servants of Obama's Machinery: F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom Revisited? — A Reply

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  • Peter J Boettke

    (Department of Economics, George Mason University, MS 3G4, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA.)

  • Nicholas A Snow

    (Department of Economics, George Mason University, MS 3G4, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA.)

Abstract

This paper replies to “The Servants of Obama's Machinery,” which is a criticism of Boettke's interpretation of Hayek's ideas in The Road to Serfdom. We find the authors raise many interesting questions for both political economy and history of thought but ultimately are unconvincing in their critique. In addition to responding to their overall critique, we also respond to their smaller points on Hayek and Arrow, Public Choice, and the historical problems they raise. Despite our disagreement we believe this is a fruitful line of discussion and deserves to be looked into further both theoretically and empirically.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 38 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 428-433

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