Ideology and Utopia in the Social Philosophy of the Libertarian Economists (Hardback)
  • Ideology and Utopia in the Social Philosophy of the Libertarian Economists (Hardback)
zoom

Ideology and Utopia in the Social Philosophy of the Libertarian Economists (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/02/2001
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Challenging the libertarians' definition of freedom and democracy, this study portrays the social philosophy of Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Friedrich Hayek, and George Stigler as the bulwark of an attack on welfare and regulatory state collectivism and as undermining majoritarian democracy, political and civil liberties, and social equality. The book opens with Frank Knight's doctrines and their impact on the Chicago laissez faire economists, places libertarianism within the American tradition of empirical collectivism, and explores Friedrich Hayek's road-to-serfdom thesis within the context of the New Deal. Posing problems of corporate power, it uses Friedman, Stigler, and Buchanan as examples of libertarian denial of these problems and, in a consideration of the debate between the New Left and Libertarian Right, contrasts their ideologies. The work concludes with a historical summing up that juxtaposes the recent past to the present, links libertarian material interests with the growth of corporate hegemony, and portrays the right wing of neoclassical economics as an intellectual bulwark of business culture. The emergent plutocracy that we now live in, including the erosion of democratic theory and practice, owes a significant part of its doctrinal and political sustenance to the influence of the free market economists who are the subject of this book. The study is the first to use the unpublished papers of libertarians James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Milton Friedman, and George Stigler to bring their interpretations of the meaning of freedom and democracy into question.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313315589
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 495 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Tilman's book is well researched and thoroughly documented."-Utopian Studies
?Tilman's book is well researched and thoroughly documented.?-Utopian Studies

You may also be interested in...

Keith Joseph
Added to basket
£25.99
Paperback
Cameron's Coup
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Conservatives
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
UKIP
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe
Added to basket
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Added to basket
Back from the Brink
Added to basket
Masters of the Universe
Added to basket
Margaret Thatcher
Added to basket
Enlightenment's Wake
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Free Market Fairness
Added to basket
£21.00
Paperback
Cameron
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Milton Friedman
Added to basket
£24.99
Paperback
Dictionary of Conservative Quotations
Added to basket
Republican Party Animal
Added to basket
The Palin Effect
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.