Monday, November 21, 2011

"Planning" starts the "Road to Serfdom"

Ever wondered if you are joining the ranks of an evil profession?

Take a peak at this brief, illustrated version of Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" published in 1945:

Want some context?

1) "Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek v. Keynes Rap Video

2) Commanding Heights is a PBS documentary about the duelling economic visions of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek and how they played out in the 20th century. Viewable online. And at the U of I Library.

You can see some of the main themes of this narrative still playing out in the national debates on the debt ceiling, the response to the recession, and the OWS movement.

1 comment:

boyz said...

John Maynard Keynes Knew What Occupy Wall Street Tells Us Today: "Banks and bankers are by nature blind."
By James K. Galbraith