Friedrich von Hayek: Fighting the Planners

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Documentary about the ideas of Friedrich August von Hayek. Covers the early life of Hayek in Vienna and outlines Hayek's classical liberalism; Hayek's time at the London school of Economics, his battle with John Maynard Keynes and the differences in their conceptions of society. Covers Hayek's wartime move to Cambridge, and starts an outline of the arguments of The Road to Serfdom illustrated by East German experiences; continues a basic outline of the Road to Serfdom illustrated with an interview with a former East German Stasi officer, and the absurdities of bureaucratic licensing laws in the west.
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Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), was an Austrian-born economist and philosopher known for his defence of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought. He is considered by some to be one of the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Hayek's account of how changing prices communicate signals which enable individuals to coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics. Hayek also wrote on the topics of jurisprudence, neuroscience and the history of ideas.

Hayek is one of the most influential members of the Austrian School of economics, and in 1974 shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and [his] penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." He also received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 from president George H. W. Bush.

Hayek lived in Austria, Great Britain, the United States and Germany, and became a British subject in 1938. He spent most of his academic life at the LSE, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg. (Source: Wikipedia)

Biography of Friedrich von Hayek
http://mises.org/about/3234

Selected writings of Friedrich von Hayek:

The Road to Serfdom
http://www.atlasusa.org/reports/Road_...

Intellectuals and Socialism
http://mises.org/resources/1019

Individualism and Economic Order
http://mises.org/resources/4015

Tiger by the Tail
http://mises.org/resources/4098

A Free-Market Monetary System and Pretense of Knowledge
http://mises.org/resources/3925

What Price a Planned Economy?
http://mises.org/daily/4004

Engineers and Planners
http://mises.org/daily/2782

A Free-Market Monetary System
http://mises.org/daily/3204

The Pure Theory of Capital
http://mises.org/resources/3032

Reflections on the Pure Theory of Money of Mr. J.M. Keynes
http://mises.org/resources/3035

Road to Serfdom in Cartoons
http://mises.org/resources/1003

The Mythology of Capital
http://mises.org/resources/3034

Can We Still Avoid Inflation?
http://mises.org/resources/2672

Choice in Currency
http://mises.org/resources/3983

Denationalisation of Money: the Argument Refined
http://mises.org/resources/3970

Economics and Knowledge
http://mises.org/resources/88

Monetary Nationalism and International Stability
http://mises.org/resources/570

Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle
http://mises.org/daily/3121

The Meaning of Competition
http://mises.org/daily/4181

Prices and Production
http://mises.org/resources/3665

Profits, Interest, and Investment
http://mises.org/resources/4901

Investment that Raises the Demand for Capital
http://mises.org/resources/3033

The Non Sequitur of the Dependence Effect
http://mises.org/resources/1039

Substitute for Foreign Aid
http://mises.org/daily/3596

Decline of the Rule of Law
http://mises.org/daily/3610

Mises As We Knew Him
http://mises.org/daily/3511

The Skillful Professor Rothbard
http://mises.org/daily/1964

The Use of Knowledge in Society
http://mises.org/resources/89

The Pretence of Knowledge
http://mises.org/resources/1002

Related links:
http://hayekcenter.org
http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bi...
http://www.iea.org.uk
http://mises.org
http://www.lewrockwell.com

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