Road to Serfdom

The title of the book by Friedrich Hayek, originally published in 1944. 

In ‘Road to Serfdom’ Hayek warns against the dangers of central planning, along with what Orwell described as “an eloquent defense of laissez-faire capitalism.” Hayek shows that the idea that “under a dictatorial government you can be free inside,” is nothing less than a grievous fallacy. Such dictatorial governments prevent individual freedoms and they often use psychological measures to perform “an alteration of the character of the people.” Gradually, the people yield their individuality to the point where they become part of the collectivist mass.

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Turbo Tim

A warning about – totalitarian government of gangsters, no matter how they identify themselves such as Communists, Socialists, Fascists, or Progressives.


One of the most important non-fiction books in the 20th century, alongside works of the John Locke, Adam Smith, Edmond Burke, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Ludwig von Mises in defining human freedom


The book all wannabe socialist must read.
If you believe that stripping people of their freedoms and enslaving them makes for a great society, then you’ll find Hayek’s “The Road To Serfdom” to be a wonderful ‘how-to’ manual.

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