Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on June 29, 2013

in Hayek, Seen and Unseen, War

… is from page 18 of Stephen Kresge’s “Introduction” to the 1994 volume – edited by Kresge and Leif Wenar – Hayek on Hayek:

As time went on, the fact that Britain and the United States did not become totalitarian was cited to discredit Hayek’s warning [in The Road to Serfdom].  His critics did not realize how the experience of the war had inured people to the loss of freedom; their argument seemed to be that as long as planning took place outside forced-labor camps there was no danger.


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