The Constitution of Liberty / Edition 1

The Constitution of Liberty / Edition 1

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by F. A. Hayek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226320847

ISBN-13: 9780226320847

Pub. Date: 10/28/1978

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The Constitution of Liberty is a thorough exposition of social philosophy which ranges from ethics and anthropology through jurisprudence and the history of ideas to the economics of the modern welfare state.

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The Constitution of Liberty is a thorough exposition of social philosophy which ranges from ethics and anthropology through jurisprudence and the history of ideas to the economics of the modern welfare state.

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ISBN-13:
9780226320847
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1978
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Value of Freedom
1. Liberty and Liberties
2. The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization
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 II: 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 Law
Part III: Freedom and 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
Acknowledgments and Notes
Analytical Table of Contents
Index of Authors Quoted
Index of Subjects

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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Economist and political philosopher Friedrich A. Hayek wrote The Constitution of Liberty for publication in 1960, but his timeless insights still have currency. His reasoned advocacy of economic freedom and personal liberty applies to modern debates on controversial subjects ranging from price inflation and progressive taxation to public education. The book contrasts the benefits of limited government with the costs of central economic planning. Restricting government is more likely to produce the individual spontaneity and creativity that is vital to the advance of knowledge and civilization. Hayek demonstrates how liberty takes sustenance from the rule of law, the concept of due process and the constitutional form of government. He identifies serious but subtle threats to individual freedom. For example, he criticizes Social Security and progressive taxation as regrettable forms of income redistribution. getAbstract recommends this scholarly tome to readers seeking a detailed philosophical foundation for limited government and to anyone who wants to be familiar with the classic canon of modern economic thought.
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