Tag Archives: Road to Serfdom

The Flight to Serfdom

  Neoliberal economist Friedrich Hayek wrote ¬†The Road to Serfdom, in 1944, where he warned of totalitarian governments terrorizing their citizens. Hayek’s dystopian vision is upon us, only instead of totalitarian governments it’s all-powerful corporations like United Airlines that we … Continue reading

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God’s been drinking

  So much evil in this world is projected as good. Some of the best writer/propagandists have taken on this task of conflating the Satanic with the sacred. Take Max Weber, who depicted God’s divine intentions throughout the Industrial Revolution … Continue reading

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FIRE Alarm

  We used to make things and employee people who were paid wages that they spent back into the economy. Finance properly allocated capital for productive ends rather than speculation and fraud. We had a productive economy that benefitted Main … Continue reading

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Serfs Up

Friedrich von Hayek postulated, famously, that state planning and the welfare state would lead inexorably down a Road to Serfdom.¬†However, things just didn’t work out the way he imagined. It is darkly ironic that the political and economic policies Hayek … Continue reading

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