Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part XI: Orwellian Rectifiers, Mises’ ‘Evil Seed' of Christianity and the ‘Free’ Market Welfare State

Authors: Leeson, Robert

  • Makes extensive use of archival material to support arguments and debates
  • Presents a comprehensive discussion of Hayek's influence and influences
  • Illustrates the impact and effect that Austrian far-right movements of the time had on Hayek's intellectual development
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Funded by the tobacco and fossil fuel industries, the Mises- and Hayek-inspired ‘free’ market has adopted ‘The Slogan of Liberty’ - but should their faith-based assertions be accorded the same epistemological status as a science?  If Austrian economics is a branch of divinely revealed ‘knowledge’ - as the epigone Godfather, Hans Sennholz, insists - what validity do its policy recommendations have?  Should those who falsely claim to have PhDs be tax-funded as ‘Post-Doctoral Fellows’ and ‘Professors’?  

This volume examines the consequences of the ‘free’ market colonisation of economics – climate change, financial crises and the corruption of academic discourse


About the authors

Robert Leeson has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Stanford University, USA since 2005, National Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution since 1995 and Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame Australia University since 2008. He has published numerous articles in journals including The Economic Journal and Economics and History of Political Economy. In addition to writing and editing twenty books, he is the co-editor (with Charles Palm) of The Collected Writings of Milton Friedman. He has held further visiting positions at Cambridge University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University and the University of Western Ontario.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Orwellian Rectifiers and the ‘Free’ Market Welfare State

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 1-43

  • The Economic Consequences of Blind Faith

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 45-86

  • The Politicization of Academia

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 87-113

  • ‘Financial Considerations’ and the ‘Free’ Academic Market

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 115-180

  • ‘Consistent Doctrine,’ ‘The Morals of the Market,’ and the ‘Filthy Load of Pinks’

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 181-260

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography
Book Subtitle
Part XI: Orwellian Rectifiers, Mises’ ‘Evil Seed' of Christianity and the ‘Free’ Market Welfare State
Authors
Series Title
Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77428-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77428-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77427-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 548
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