In this lecture from 1984, Eamonn Butler talks about Friedrich Hayek’s 1944 classic, The Road to Serfdom.
Eamonn Butler is Director of the Adam Smith Institute, a leading think tank in the UK. He holds degrees in economics and psychology, a PhD in philosophy, and an honorary DLitt. A former winner of the Freedom Medal of Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge and the UK National Free Enterprise Award, Eamonn is currently Secretary of the Mont Pelerin Society. Butler is the author of many books, including introductions on the pioneering economists Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, F. A. Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises. He has also published primers on Classical Liberalism, Public Choice, Magna Carta, the Austrian School of Economics, and great liberal thinkers, as well as The Condensed Wealth of Nations and The Best Book on the Market. His Foundations of a Free Society won the 2014 Fisher Prize.
Eamonn Butler joins us to discuss his new book Ayn Rand: An Introduction.
Jesse Norman leads our discussion of Adam Smith as the the father of both economics and social psychology.
Athens had many procedural safeguards against undesirable behavior.