There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
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[There is] a delusion that macro-economics is both viable and useful (a delusion encouraged by its extensive use of mathematics, which must always impress politicians lacking any mathematical education, and which is really the nearest thing to the practice of magic that occurs among professional economists).
We are only beginning to understand on how subtle a communication system the functioning of an advanced industrial society is based—a communications system which we call the market and which turns out to be a more efficient mechanism for digesting dispersed information than any that man has deliberately designed.
|Birth:||8th May, 1899|
|Death:||23rd March, 1992|
Friedrich August von Hayek was born in Vienna, Cisleithania, Austria-Hungary. He was an Austrian-born British economist and philosopher best known for his defense of classical liberalism. He shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and ... penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." He earned doctorates in law and political science from University of Vienna in 1921 and 1923. He spent most of his academic life at the London School of Economics, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg. He wrote several books include: The Road to Serfdom, The Constitution of Liberty, Law, Legislation and Liberty, The Fatal Conceit, and Individualism and Economic Order. He received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 from President George H. W. Bush.
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