In this book, first published in 1961, under the general editorship of Arthur Seldon of the Institute of Economic Affairs, ten eminent writers, economists, philosophers, and a legal authority have set down their views on the principles and policies of a free society in a rapidly changing world. Each has developed his theme from the same material – Professor F. A. Hayek’s monumental work The Constitution of Liberty. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.
Introduction The Editor; Part One: Principles of a Free Society; 1. The Individual and Society Graham Hutton 2. Philosophy J. W. N. Watkins 3. Law A. A. Shenfield 4. Objectives H. B. Acton; Part Two: Policy in a Free Society; 5. The Monetary Framework E. Victor Morgan 6. Taxation Frederic Benham 7. Social Welfare Michael P. Fogarty 8. Trade Unions and the Labour Market: The Legal Status of Trade Unions Sir Henry Slesser Trade Unions and the Labour Market: Human Rights in Industry John A. Lincoln 9. Agriculture E. F. Nash; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.