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.
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

Selected writings of Friedrich von Hayek:

The Road to Serfdom

Intellectuals and Socialism

Individualism and Economic Order

Tiger by the Tail

A Free-Market Monetary System and Pretense of Knowledge

What Price a Planned Economy?

Engineers and Planners

A Free-Market Monetary System

The Pure Theory of Capital

Reflections on the Pure Theory of Money of Mr. J.M. Keynes

Road to Serfdom in Cartoons

The Mythology of Capital

Can We Still Avoid Inflation?

Choice in Currency

Denationalisation of Money: the Argument Refined

Economics and Knowledge

Monetary Nationalism and International Stability

Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle

The Meaning of Competition

Prices and Production

Profits, Interest, and Investment

Investment that Raises the Demand for Capital

The Non Sequitur of the Dependence Effect

Substitute for Foreign Aid

Decline of the Rule of Law

Mises As We Knew Him

The Skillful Professor Rothbard

The Use of Knowledge in Society

The Pretence of Knowledge

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