IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/ecaffa/v34y2014i3p379-391.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

W. H. Hutt (1899–1988): Free Markets and Social Justice

Author

Listed:
  • Graham Dawson

Abstract

W.H. Hutt reaffirmed the principles of classical economics and classical liberalism and, by applying them to urgent issues he observed in the world around him, he demonstrated the contemporary relevance of freedom and competitive institutions. A wide-ranging critique of Keynes was founded upon a classical analysis of the labour market, while his trenchant opposition to apartheid advanced along economic and political paths. Hutt questioned the justice of the accumulation of wealth from the exploitation of monopoly power over generations. In all of these respects there are affinities between Hutt's thought and that of ‘Bleeding Heart Libertarians’.

Suggested Citation

  • Graham Dawson, 2014. "W. H. Hutt (1899–1988): Free Markets and Social Justice," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 34(3), pages 379-391, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecaffa:v:34:y:2014:i:3:p:379-391
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/ecaf.12085
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Paul Gregg & Jonathan Wadsworth, 2010. "Unemployment and inactivity in the 2008–2009 recession," Economic & Labour Market Review, Palgrave Macmillan;Office for National Statistics, vol. 4(8), pages 44-50, August.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:ecaffa:v:34:y:2014:i:3:p:379-391. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0265-0665 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.