Applied Philosophy Resources

Nietzsche and Hayek:

TO DO: Write Up Notes on Hayek and Austrian Minimalism
TO DO: Clips from The Devil Wears Pravda and Moneyball

Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics.
Daniel Stedman Jones - Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. 2012.  "Chapter 2: Friedrich Hayek and The Road to Serfdom

"A Nobel Economist’s Caution About Government (Links to an external site.)": Friedrich Hayek warned that intervening can make things worse. ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, anyone? By DONALD J. BOUDREAUX And TODD J. ZYWICKI Wall Street Journal Oct. 12, 2014

"The Pretence of Knowledge (Links to an external site.)" Nobel Prize Lecture Friedrich Hayek December 11, 1974

It's On! Nobel Economists Go Head to Head Over $10.10 Minimum Wage (Links to an external site.) (Bloomberg)

"What Was Neoliberalism? (Links to an external site.)" Michael W. Clune on Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics by David Stedman Jones Los Angeles Review of Books February 26th, 2013

"Nietzsche’s Marginal Children: On Friedrich Hayek": How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals. Corey Robin May 27, 2013 The Nation.

What Austrian Economics IS and What Austrian Economics Is NOT with Steve Horwitz (Youtube)

Rawls, Nozick and Dworkin:

The Political Classics: Green to Dworkin. Chapter 10  "John Rawls: A Theory of Justice" Chapter 11 "Robert Nozick: Anarchy, State, and Utopia"  Chapter 12  "Ronald Dworkin: Taking Rights Seriously"    Murray Forsyth - Editor, Maurice Keens-Soper - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press.  New York. 1996.

for further reading and viewing (all optional): 

"The Rise of the NeoLiberals: Summary of The Masters of the Universe by Daniel  Jones" (The Evolution Institute)
the price mechanism:  He used the term catallaxy: to describe a "self-organizing system of voluntary co-operation".

Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (1944) "Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom to warn his fellow British citizens of the dangers of socialism. His basic argument was that government control of our economic lives amounts to totalitarianism. “Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life which can be separated from the rest,” he wrote, “it is the control of the means for all our ends.”"  The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992) 

"Although our modern socialists' promise of greater freedom is genuine and sincere, in recent years observer after observer has been impressed by the unforeseen consequences of socialism, the extraordinary similarity in many respects of the conditions under "communism" and "fascism".  The Road to Serfdom (1944) 

William Kristol praised American society when it was "still permeated by the Puritan ethic, the Protestant ethic, the capitalist ethic – call it what you will. It was a society in which it was agreed that there was a strong correlation between certain personal virtues – frugality, industry, sobriety, reliability, piety – and the way in which power, privilege, and property were distributed. And this correlation was taken to be the sign of a just society, not merely of a free one." From Wikipedia Article on Friedrich Hayek : "On social and political philosophy"

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Playconomics video game teaches theory of economics (