Perhaps Liberty Is No Longer The Right Word

Americans just want a better chance of achieving success themselves – they do not want redistributive government policies, they want ones that give everyone a fair shot at success, reflecting bedrock American belief in the individual’s ability to succeed through hard work.

Hayek Explains How Socialist Academics Contributed to the Rise Third Reich

Throughout the last three chapters of The Road to Serfdom, I have found myself questioning whether or not I am reading the same book as I was before. In chapters 1-11, Hayek went from being an economist to a philosopher, to a historian. But in chapter twelve, “The Socialist Roots of Naziism,” Hayek takes on the role of biographer.

Trump Is Deregulating All the Things and No One Isn’t Talking about It

Most people alive in America today have probably never had the experience of sending a telegram. There are a host of reasons for this, the main one being that the telegram stopped being fashionable decades ago as burgeoning technology replaced its use in the modern world. The very last Western Union telegram was sent 11 years ago.

Education Is the State’s Greatest Tool for Propaganda

In chapter 10 of The Road to Serfdom, Hayek describes how some of the worst people always end up rising to the top of the political heap. Continuing to touch on this theme in the eleventh chapter, Hayek digs even deeper and discusses the control of information and the very basis of truth in a planned society.

What Uber Can Teach Us about Scarcity and Choice

Every so often, stories of outrageous surge pricing in the ridesharing industry make their way around the internet. As these stories typically go, a rider was shocked upon reaching their final destination to find that they were charged sometimes hundreds of dollars for a trip that might normally cost $20-30.

NFL Players Are Confusing “Kosmos” With “Taxis”.

By translating their "kosmos" perceptions into behavior in the "taxis" without the owners’ approval, the players are crossing a line that disrupts order. The "kosmos" and the "taxis" must co-exist but not conflict.

Spontaneous Order: The Beautiful System That Emerges From Individualism.

Our human brains do not seem to be able to understand or conceive of a system of emergent order for the social organization of the species. We insist on a linear vision of cause and effect, on hubristic processes of design, and on rigid authoritarian and hierarchical social structures.

Let’s Keep Capitalism Pure.

One of the many ways capitalism is under attack by anti-market forces is in language. Modifiers to the term capitalism are attacks on the system.

Why the Worst Humans Are Able to Rise to Power

In chapter ten of The Road to Serfdom, “Why the Worst Get on Top,” Hayek continues to warn about the dangers of planned economies, but with a slightly different approach from earlier chapters.

The Unstoppable Changes In Today’s Organizations And Institutions.

The new norm may be something like “Make yourself as uniquely useful as you can as a collaborator with other knowledgeable actors” and may result in institutionalized education, institutionalized professions, and institutionalized jobs withering away to be replaced with totally new forms.

Spontaneous Order Can Be Found All around Us

The world we live in is full of unpredictable, individual actors. This alone has been enough to justify state intervention in almost every aspect of our lives since the very first governments were formed among men.

About The Center For Individualism

The Center for Individualism exists to revive individualism in America. We seek to be a catalyst for cultural change and a hub for all who aspire to live a self-reliant life. We produce content, curate resources, provide services, and facilitate relationships that empower people to achieve their personal and economic ambitions. Our purpose is to support individuals in building a better life for themselves – and in so doing, to build a better society for all.

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