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F. A. Hayek

F. A. Hayek, the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences, was an economist and philosopher best known for his defense of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought.

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The Case for Freedom

by F. A. Hayek on Oct 1, 1960

Our ignorance of the things that affect our well-being demonstrates the importance of freedom in enabling us to achieve our goals.

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Hayek, Friedrich A. (1889-1992)

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Hayek was one of the most prominent economists and philosophers supporting free-market economics and individualism; his work is often discussed today.

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Happy Birthday, F. A. Hayek

by David Boaz on May 8, 2015

David Boaz writes about the life and thought of F. A. Hayek on the 116th anniversary of his birth. “He’s like Marx, only right.”

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An Interview with F. A. Hayek

featuring F. A. Hayek on Apr 29, 2015

Friedrich Hayek discusses monetary policy, the gold standard, deficits, inflation, and John Maynard Keynes in this 1984 interview with James U. Blanchard III.

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Evolution and Spontaneous Order

by F. A. Hayek on Oct 30, 2015

Hayek lectures on the differences and similarities between the concept of evolution in biology and the concept of evolution in the social sciences.

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Competition and Individual Knowledge

by F. A. Hayek on Dec 1, 1978

“The market produces a spontaneous order in which the different, shifting ends of individuals are satisfied.”

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An Interview With F.A. Hayek

by F. A. Hayek on Dec 1, 1982

Hayek discusses a range of topics from monetarism and inflation to his debates with his mentor, Ludwig von Mises.

 

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An Interview with F. A. Hayek

by James U. Blanchard III on May 1, 1984

Hayek discusses his book, “The Fatal Conceit,” the development of money, and Margaret Thatcher.

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Intellectuals and Libertarianism: F. A. Hayek

featuring George H. Smith on Oct 12, 2016

George H. Smith explores F. A. Hayek’s views on intellectuals, whom Hayek called professional secondhand dealers in ideas.

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Essential Hayek: Who is F.A. Hayek?

featuring Donald J. Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015

In this video, we provide an overview of Hayek’s life, his accomplishments, and the events that influenced his thinking.

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Essential Hayek: Rule of Law

featuring Donald J. Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015

In this video, we explore one of Hayek’s lifelong pursuits: understanding the difference between legislation and law.

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Essential Hayek: Economic Booms and Busts

featuring Donald J. Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015

In this video, we explore Hayek’s work on economic booms and busts, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974.