Hayek

Many Conflate the “Conservative”/ “Right Wing” Label

by Scott Morales August 23, 2013

Steve, indeed Adolf Hitler was Not A Conservative. This is one of my favorite subjects.  I find it immensely fascinating and amusing, when tangling with a hirsute, pony-tailed, pseudo-intellectual lefty at parties. It’s one topic that has been captured in older works by Hayek, Kirk, and Voegelin among others, and more recently by Mark Levin […]

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A Belated Riff On Skip’s Dr. Paul Rahe Post

by Scott Morales December 7, 2012

In that it’s out there being discussed, it’s a very heartening read. I meant to get this out a few days ago, but I couldn’t get the time to write this up until now. Skip, thanks for finding and sharing Dr. Rahe’s piece. It reminds me of many things, I’ll touch on just a few. […]

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Notable Quote: Hayek On Collectivist Doctrine

by Scott Morales October 17, 2012

“…the paradox of all collectivist doctrine and its demand for ‘conscious’ control or ‘conscious’ planning is that they necessarily lead to the demand that the mind of some individual should rule supreme” – FA Hayek    

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Notable Quote: Hayek On Where Planning Leads

by Scott Morales October 10, 2012

“… planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and the enforcement of ideals and… essential if central planning on a large case is to be possible” –FA Hayek      

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Notable Quote: Stages Towards Planning

by Scott Morales October 2, 2012

“The belief is becoming more and more widespread that, if things are to get done, the responsible authorities must be freed from the fetters of democratic procedure. The cry for an economic dictator is a characteristic stage in the movement toward planning…” –FA Hayek      

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Notable Quote: On Powers Delegated from the Legislature to the Administrator

by Scott Morales September 22, 2012

What is often called “delegation of lawmaking power” is often delegation of the authority to give to any decision the force of law, so that, like an act of the legislature, it must be unquestioningly accepted by the courts. This brings us to what in modern times has become the crucial issue, namely the legal […]

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