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1st Edition

The Constitution of Liberty

Edited By

F.A. Hayek

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ISBN 9780415404242
Published February 26, 2007 by Routledge
512 Pages

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Book Description

Working after the war, Hayek's writing was very much against the tide of mainstream Keynesian economic thought. But in the 1970s and 1980s - the eras of Thatcherism and Reaganomics - he was championed as a prophet of neo-liberalism by those who were seeking to revolutionize the post-war social consensus. The Constitution of Liberty is crucial reading for all those seeking to understand ideas that have become the orthodoxy in the age of the globalized economy.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Part 1: The Value of Freedom  1. Liberty and Liberties  2. The Creative Powers of a Free Civilisation  3. The Common Sense of Progress  4. Freedom, Reason and Tradition  5. Responsibility and Freedom  6. Equality, Value and Merit  7. Majority Rule  8. Employment and Independence  Part 2: Freedom and the Law  9. Coercion and the State  10. Law, Commands and Order  11. The Origins of the Rule of Law  12. The American Contribution: Constitutionalism  13. Liberalism and Administration: The Rechtsstaat  14. The Safeguards of Individual Liberty  15. Economic Policy and the Rule of Law  16. The Decline of the Law  Part 3: Freedom in the Welfare State  17. The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State  18. Labor Unions and Employment  19. Social Security  20. Taxation and Redistribution  21. The Monetary Framework  22. Housing and Town Planning  23. Agriculture and Natural Resources  24. Education and Research: Postscript - Why I Am Not a Conservative 

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Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992). A renowned and hugely influential economist and social scientist of the Austrian School, Hayek's work has been championed by the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Milton Friedman. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974.


'Professor von Hayek has boldly taken for his province the whole science of man and has deployed his powerful and lucid mind over the entire range of its concerns.' - The Spectator