Individualism and Economic Order

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In this collection of writings, Nobel laureate Friedrich A. Hayek discusses topics from moral philosophy and the methods of the social sciences to economic theory as different aspects of the same central issue: free markets versus socialist planned economies. First published in the 1930s and 40s, these essays continue to illuminate the problems faced by developing and formerly socialist countries.

F. A. Hayek, recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and winner of the Nobel ...

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Overview

In this collection of writings, Nobel laureate Friedrich A. Hayek discusses topics from moral philosophy and the methods of the social sciences to economic theory as different aspects of the same central issue: free markets versus socialist planned economies. First published in the 1930s and 40s, these essays continue to illuminate the problems faced by developing and formerly socialist countries.

F. A. Hayek, recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, taught at the University of Chicago, the University of London, and the University of Freiburg. Among his other works published by the University of Chicago Press is The Road to Serfdom, now available in a special fiftieth anniversary edition.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780710085214
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 1/1/1977
  • Series: Midway Reprint Ser.
  • Pages: 272

Table of Contents

I Individualism: True and False 1
II Economics and Knowledge 33
III The Facts of the Social Sciences 57
IV The Use of Knowledge in Society 77
V The Meaning of Competition 92
VI "Free" Enterprise and Competitive Order 107
VII Socialist Calculation I: The Nature and History of the Problem 119
VIII Socialist Calculation II: The State of the Debate (1935) 148
IX Socialist Calculation III: The Competitive "Solution" 181
X A Commodity Reserve Currency 209
XI The Ricardo Effect 220
XII The Economic Conditions of Interstate Federalism 255
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