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Individualism and Economic Order pdf Individualism and Economic Order, ebook Individualism and Economic Order, epub Individualism and Economic Order, doc Individualism and Economic Order, e-pub Individualism and Economic Order, Individualism and Economic Order 5a0de9eeea6 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 S And S, These Essays Continue To Illuminate The Problems Faced By Developing And Formerly Socialist CountriesF A Hayek, Recipient Of The Medal Of Freedom InAnd Winner Of The Nobel Memorial Prize In Economics In , 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

10 thoughts on “Individualism and Economic Order

  1. says:

    It can be easy to get lost in Hayek with his five page long sentences that change subject 16 times, but really this is a great collection of Hayek s writings Especially The Use of Knowledge in Society, the clearest and best structured argument for free markets.

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    This is a collection of essays, ranging from fairly topical in the 30 s and technical to philisophical It is the latter kind which are of interest to the layman like myself and fortunately these make up the majority in this volume.One of the most fascinating essays is the first, entitled Individualism True and False in which Hayek clarifies what it means, dispelling many of the myths that are usually associated with it It is not about greed and selfishness, nor is it about a rejection of society and a celebration of the individual Nor is it a rejection of planning, a blind faith in chaos and freedom.Another theme common to several of the essays in this book is the concept of knowledge in society and the problem for any centralised system of planning being that of how it gathers and processes the knowledge which is naturally localised and dispersed.There is much besides, and I cannot recommend this book highly.

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    Russian edition includes besides his early works the 30s and the 40s also lectures and essay from the 70s.Some works in the book are as good as his The Fatal Conceit The Errors of Socialism, others are less so But certainly, this book shows Hayek in the breadth of his mind and theory, that his understanding of the real economy and life, far from the caricature of Him as radical and naive market fundamentalist He saw the place for all levels of government and that there no prescriptive borders for their activity as far as these borders can be rearranged particularly on the expense of the government s powers.

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    This is a series of essays the Hayek wrote in the 1930 s and 40 s before he became famous for writing The Road to Serfdom They are much technical and in a couple cases impenetrable than that great work The reason to read this is to see him develop his ideas in the context of the planning vs competition debates that roiled economics and politics during the years of the world depression Some of the essays are a little arcane, including one in which he suggests a currency backed by commodities, rather than gold or government credit The heart of this book, and the reason to read it, is the 90 page Socialist Calculation, where he carefully sets out how the seemingly chaotic system of free market competition is actually much efficient than an economy that is centrally planned by the brightest lights in society Hayek also repeatedly warns not that it did any good that a centrally planned economy would require individuals to surrender a significant amount of their economic and political liberty in order to follow the dictates of some distant planning authority, rather than the dictates of their own needs and experience In that sense, this is a book that may have some contemporary reasonance, depending on how our current economic crisis resolves Although much of this book is arcane, and refers to events and controversies that are long past, it can still speak to us today.

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    Read for class Good economic critique of socialism, argument regarding the problem of macro calculations for central planning was the strongest Not so sure of his argument that the main problem with socialism is its practicality and thus its application, as opposed to the theoretical aspect being wrong I don t see how the two can be separated beyond the basic assumptions of socialism Seeing that socialism is an economic theory as much as it is a political ideology, its foundations lay with central planning, which relies on economic principles to ensure it works It is as if he ignores the mathematical economics surrounding the theory of socialism, seeing the two as distinct Despite this, his arguments are good.

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    While the writing style is turgid and verbose, the intellectual content is superb The key essays are The Use of Knowledge in Society and Economics and Knowledge It s worth buying the book for those two essays alone.

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    This book inconsistently met what I was hoping to get from it, but when it did, it was great Some of the essays were simply too technical for what I was looking for, and while I don t doubt they might be great if I was trying to really study the topic in question, I didn t feel like putting in the effort to trace the details of every argument The best essays were the general philosophical ones at the beginning, the last one, and most of all, the essay on The Facts of the Social Sciences which I think is a brilliant exploration of the scientific status of social sciences like economics, and what one can expect to get from such sciences while also managing to be very insightful about some philosophical psychological topics regarding theory of mind and how concept laden our view of the world is The other essays focus on the distribution of knowledge in society, and how different structures of knowledge lead to formations of value prices I think I probably only scratched the surface of understanding the stakes of the debate, but I find Hayek s positions compelling about the power of distributed knowledge, and the concept of value almost necessarily emerging from such distributed knowledge I think I would benefit from reading this under the tutelage of someone who understood it better, while also reading the other side at the same time Still, some good stuff in here even given these caveats.

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    Kind of note to self, Hayek s main argument in both books as I get it It s possible to have a state economy socialist or state capitalist in a static environment It s just a matter of computing power On the other hand, large bureaucratic systems can t have a mechanism in what to invest because it is a matter of pure speculation They don t have the flexibility to determine prices or what to create because this involves risk taking That is why market systems with a lot of entrepreneurs flexible in setting prices will be effective The problem with it is that it empirically meaningless Flexible is the magic word here, like virtuous , who can say that being flexible is bad But if it were true, then corporations like and Walmart wouldn t exist and the economy would look like a medieval bazaar Really, if your company employs about 500k people, at what point can we say that someone in it has the capacity to be entrepreneurial Who really sets prices at his own whim in it

  9. says:

    The best essay i ve ever read Just perfect

  10. says:

    Maybe I ll read this again

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