From Serfdom to Socialism


Author: James Keir Hardie

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838615409

Category: Great Britain

Page: 396

View: 8141

These three monographs are historically important as succinct propagandist statements of Labour's theory, principles and policies as it overhauled the Liberal Party as the chief British agency for radical change. They were first published separately in 1906-7 as part of a six-volume series entitled The Labour Ideal.

The Road to Serfdom


Author: Friedrich August Hayek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415253895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9872

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

From Serfdom to Socialism


Author: Keir Hardie

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart

ISBN: 9781910448472

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 6134

Price: 12.99 'the first man from the midst of the working class who completely understood them, completely championed them ... never deserted them, never turned his back on a single principle which he had professed, never drifted away from his class in thought, in feeling or in faith.' John Bruce Glasier 'France had her Jaures, Germany her Bebel and Liebknecht, Austria her Victor Adler, Russia her Lenin. Britain produced, and continues to produce, men to carry on the struggle of the poor, but no one who more personifies the spirit of that struggle than the miner from the coalfields of Lanarkshire.' James Maxton Keir Hardie was the founder of the Labour Party, a pioneer trade unionist, a tireless campaigner for women's rights, and the first working man ever to be elected to Parliament. As a key text for the first generation of Labour Party activists, From Serfdom to Socialism stands both as a founding document of the Labour Party and as the fullest exposition of Hardie's political thought. It draws together into a coherent and explicitly socialist whole Hardie's - often disparate - ideas on history, religion, women's rights, and local and national government. In signalling the arrival of the Labour Party on the national stage, and defining all that it stood for, this book was to change the political landscape of Britain forever."

From Serfdom to Socialism... - Scholar's Choice Edition


Author: James Keir Hardie,James Ramsay MacDonald,Viscount Philip Snowden Snowden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298037633


Page: 152

View: 8259

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Back on the Road to Serfdom

The Resurgence of Statism


Author: Thomas E Woods

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480492973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2597

Leviathan is back The threat of statism has reemerged in force. The federal government has radically expanded its power—through bailouts, “stimulus” packages, a trillion-dollar health-care plan, “jobs bills,” massive expansions of the money supply, and much more. But such interventionism did not suddenly materialize with the recent economic collapse. The dangerous trends of government growth, debt increases, encroachments on individual liberty, and attacks on the free market began years earlier and continued no matter which political party was in power. This shift toward statism “will not end happily,” declares bestselling author Thomas E. Woods. In Back on the Road to Serfdom, Woods brings together ten top scholars to examine why the size and scope of government has exploded, and to reveal the devastating consequences of succumbing to the statist temptation. Spanning history, economics, politics, religion, and the arts, Back on the Road to Serfdom shows: · How government interventionism endangers America’s prosperity and the vital culture of entrepreneurship · The roots of statism: from the seminal conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to the vast expansion of federal power in the twentieth century · Why the standard explanation for the recent economic crisis is so terribly wrong—and why the government’s frenzied responses to the downturn only exacerbate the problems · Why the European welfare state is not a model to aspire to but a disaster to be avoided · How an intrusive state not only harms the economy but also imperils individual liberty and undermines the role of civil society · The fatal flaws in the now-common arguments against free markets and free trade · How big business is helping government pave the road to serfdom · Why the Judeo-Christian tradition does not demand support for the welfare state, but in fact values the free market · How the arrogance of government power extends even to the cultural realm—and how central planning is just as inefficient and destructive there It’s been more than sixty-five years since F. A. Hayek published his seminal work The Road to Serfdom. Now this impeccably timed book provides another desperately needed warning about—and corrective to—the dangers of statism.

Escape from Serfdom

America's Flight from Progressivism


Author: Richard Ley

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781631854330

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 1636

Who is John Galt? Perhaps the answer is found in the pages of Escape from Serfdom, which reads like a modern-day Ayn Rand novel. This gripping, well-crafted novel tells the story of America turning back the inevitable march towards socialism that Fredrich Hayek warned the world about in his 1944 seminal book, Road to Serfdom. Escape from Serfdom weaves a wonderful story with rich characters while dealing with critical issues of the day in a decidedly non-politically correct manner. This journey describes in detail strong, sensible and creative public policies that seek to restore the founding principles on which our nation was built. The flight from progressivism began by rallying American citizens to demand reforms in the way the federal government operates while reining in political parties, professional politicians, and special interest lobbyists, and ending crony capitalism. Most importantly, Escape from Serfdom provides a glimmer of hope to Americans who are despondent over the direction the country has taken over the past few decades. It creates a positive movement that extends beyond the pages of this novel with ideas and policies to help restore the federal government to one that continually works to further the common interests of all Americans and not the special interests of a few.

Capitalism vs. Freedom

The Toll Road to Serfdom


Author: Rob Larson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785357344

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 2602

For years, we’ve been taught that capitalism is good for freedom. Dominant right-wing talk radio hosts to this day recommend “libertarian” classics like Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom that claim markets free us, and this picture still dominates the schools and the political spectrum. Well get bent, one percent, because Rob Larson’s Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom puts big business under a microscope. This book debunks the conservative classics while demonstrating that the marketplace has its own great centers of power, which the libertarian tradition itself claims is a limit to freedom. In fact, Larson illustrates how capitalism fails both this and other concepts of human liberty, not just failing to establish a right to a share of society’s production, but also leaving us subject to the great power plays of the one percent’s corporate property.

The New Serfdom


Author: Angela Eagle,Imran Ahmed

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903144

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8887

Great Britain is one of the wealthiest, most successful nations in the world. Why, then, do so many people feel short-changed? The old assumption that ‘if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get on in life’ looks increasingly like a cruel joke. Homeownership, secure employment and fair wages seem like relics of a bygone era. Meanwhile exploitative workplace practices have created a new serfdom, leaving many people trapped in unfulfilling, underpaid work. At a time of huge political upheaval and ever-increasing inequality, this powerful new book asks: how can we build a successful economy, powered by a happy and productive workforce that benefits everyone in the twenty-first century?

Socialism and War

Essays, Documents, Reviews


Author: Bruce Caldwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113563131X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 5901

This volume draws on Hayek's shorter articles for weeklies, and his reviews, as well as academic papers and articles. It also includes a substantial introduction, providing full background and outlining the significance of this period for Hayek's intellectual development. The material is divided into three sections: *Hayek's contributions to the famous market socialism debate *Hayek's responses to the onset of war, including his response to Keynes' How to Pay for the War *his papers on the relationship between economic planning and freedom

The New Road to Serfdom

A Letter of Warning to America


Author: Daniel Hannan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061994766

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4630

In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. The New Road to Serfdom is a must-read rallying cry for Tea Party activists, fans of Mark Levin’s Tyranny and Liberty, and anyone who has seen Hannan’s hard-hitting interviews with Hannity & Colmes, Neil Cavuto, and Glenn Beck. A former president of the Oxford Conservative Association, and a member of the EU Parliament, Hannan has the insight and experience to help America recapture its distinctive ideals and avoid turning into a socialist state.

Year One of the Russian Revolution


Author: Victor Serge

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608466094

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 1571

Brimming with the honesty and passionate conviction for which he has become famous, Victor Serge’s account of the first year of the Russian Revolution—through all of its achievements and challenges—captures both the heroism of the mass upsurge that gave birth to soviet democracy, and the crippling circumstances that began to chip away at its historic gains. Year One of the Russian Revolution is Serge’s attempt to defend the early days of the revolution against those, like Stalin, who would claim its legacy as justification for the repression of dissent within Russia.

The Road to Serfdom

Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition


Author: F. A. Hayek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 1029

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This new edition includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials and forewords to earlier editions by the likes of Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

Socialism - An Economic and Sociological Analysis

The Economist


Author: Ludwig von Mises

Publisher: VM eBooks


Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8472

Socialism is the watchword and the catchword of our day. The socialist idea dominates the modem spirit. The masses approve of it. It expresses the thoughts and feelings of all; it has set its seal upon our time. When history comes to tell our story it will write above the chapter “The Epoch of Socialism.” As yet, it is true, Socialism has not created a society which can be said to represent its ideal. But for more than a generation the policies of civilized nations have been directed towards nothing less than a gradual realization of Socialism.17 In recent years the movement has grown noticeably in vigour and tenacity. Some nations have sought to achieve Socialism, in its fullest sense, at a single stroke. Before our eyes Russian Bolshevism has already accomplished something which, whatever we believe to be its significance, must by the very magnitude of its design be regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements known to world history. Elsewhere no one has yet achieved so much. But with other peoples only the inner contradictions of Socialism itself and the fact that it cannot be completely realized have frustrated socialist triumph. They also have gone as far as they could under the given circumstances. Opposition in principle to Socialism there is none. Today no influential party would dare openly to advocate Private Property in the Means of Production. The word “Capitalism” expresses, for our age, the sum of all evil. Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas. In seeking to combat Socialism from the standpoint of their special class interest these opponents—the parties which particularly call themselves “bourgeois” or “peasant”—admit indirectly the validity of all the essentials of socialist thought. For if it is only possible to argue against the socialist programme that it endangers the particular interests of one part of humanity, one has really affirmed Socialism. If one complains that the system of economic and social organization which is based on private property in the means of production does not sufficiently consider the interests of the community, that it serves only the purposes of single strata, and that it limits productivity; and if therefore one demands with the supporters of the various “social-political” and “social-reform” movements, state interference in all fields of economic life, then one has fundamentally accepted the principle of the socialist programme. Or again, if one can only argue against socialism that the imperfections of human nature make its realization impossible, or that it is inexpedient under existing economic conditions to proceed at once to socialization, then one merely confesses that one has capitulated to socialist ideas. The nationalist, too, affirms socialism, and objects only to its Internationalism. He wishes to combine Socialism with the ideas of Imperialism and the struggle against foreign nations. He is a national, not an international socialist; but he, also, approves of the essential principles of Socialism.

The Economics of Feasible Socialism


Author: Alec Nove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136031049

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 5842

This is a path-breaking book. Characteristically readable, controversial and full of insights, Nove identifies a workable socialist programme, achievable in the lifetime of a child born today, that avoids far-fetched or utopian assumptions. This text has been immensely influential in the West, and is available in translation in China, Hungary and the Soviet Union. Alec Nove begins by demonstrating why Marx's theories provide a misleading guide to the issues facing economists under any realistically conceivable socialism. He goes on to discuss the problems experinced by communist-ruled countries, especially the Soviet Union, and to suggest possible remedies and solutions. Nove also examines problems of transition, in the context of Western industrialised countries and the Third World. He concludes by outlining a possible efficienct and human socialism, and examines objections to these ideas from the Left and the Right.

Keir Hardie


Author: Bob Holman

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8081

Keir Hardie was a founder and the first parliamentary leader of the Labour Party. At the turn of the 19th century he was Labour’s most famous face. But despite being voted Labour’s ‘Greatest Hero’ at the 2008 Party Conference, in recent years his extraordinary story seems all but forgotten. Born illegitimate just outside Glasgow in 1856, his life didn’t start gently. Before the age of 10, he was the sole wage earner in his working class, atheist family. He never went to school but was self-taught, avidly reading books lent him by a kind young clergyman. This led to two major conversions in his life: first to Christianity, and then to socialism. While earlier biographies have neglected the former, pointing out his experience of hardship as the source of his passion for social justice, the role of Christianity in Hardie’s life was profound. It shaped his involvement in many of the greatest social changes of the time.

The Intellectuals and Socialism


Author: Friedrich a Hayek,Friedrich von Hayek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258977924


Page: 24

View: 7929

This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.