F.A.Hayek

Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip July 21, 2016

Where it is a question, not of a momentary emergency, but of obtaining the largest supplies over a period and at the least sacrifice of other production, the price mechanism is infinitely superior to any other method. A rise of prices not only forces people to use the commodity sparingly in every possible use, including […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

by Skip April 29, 2016

It is one of the great tragedies of our time that the masses have come to believe that they have reached their high standard of material welfare as a result of having pulled down the wealthy, and to fear that the preservation or emergence of such a class would deprive them of something they would […]

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Govt wants you to do “Austerity shuffle”; you do so after obliging…

by Skip October 23, 2015

 California begins to reward residents who cut water use with rate increase to make up for lower water use. …you get shafted for doing EXACTLY what they wanted.  Once again, we see Progressive Government proving that F.A. Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit” true- that a single individual or committee canNOT ever know enough to be able […]

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Serfdom USA

by Skip August 9, 2015

Heh! (H/T: Café Hayek)

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek on Adam Smith

by Skip September 15, 2014

[Adam] Smith’s chief concern was not so much with what man might occasionally achieve when he was at his best but that he should have as little opportunity as possible to do harm when he was at his worst.  It would scarcely be too much to claim that the main merit of individualism which he […]

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We hated it then, so why are Progressive Democrats cramming this down our throats?

by Skip December 30, 2013

Simple answer: F. A. Hayek came up with the idea of Fatal Conceit, that it is impossible for a few people to have sufficient knowledge to run an economy – at all.  There are just too many inputs for too many decisions for any central planners to know exactly what has to be done correctly.  […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

by Skip August 27, 2013

Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions and will receive praise or blame for them.  Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. – F.A. Hayek

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Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip May 4, 2013

(H/T: Maggie’s Farm)

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Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip December 31, 2012

Wherever liberty as we understand it has been destroyed, this has almost always been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people. – F. A. Hayek, the Road to Serfdom   Certainly, Progressives believe that they have new “freedom not to be bankrupted from illness” with Obamacare – but are destroying […]

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Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip December 1, 2012

From his “Road to Serfdom”: Everything which might cause doubt about the wisdom of the government or create discontent will be kept from the people. The basis of unfavorable comparisons with elsewhere, the knowledge of possible alternatives to the course actually taken, information which might suggest failure on the part of the government to live […]

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Notable Quote: F. A. Hayek

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2012

That a government which undertakes to direct economic activity will have to use its power to realize somebody’s ideal of distributive justice is certain.  But how can and how will it use that power?  By what principles will it or ought it to guided?  Is there a definite answer to the innumerable question of relative […]

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Re: It’s Game Time! Romney / Ryan vs Obama / Biden

by Scott Morales August 11, 2012

Skip,  I’m not so sure I agree with your characterization that Ryan “… is not exactly a conservative movement guy…”.  I’ve been listening to his speeches and interviews for sometime, and he provides clues that betray a good understanding of the conservative movement’s origins and principles. For starters, I think he fits into the libertarian/free […]

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