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The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)

 
 
 
 
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)
Author: F. A. Hayek
ISBN 13: 9780226320663
ISBN 10: 226320669
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1991-10-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 194
List Price: $18.00
 
 

F. A. Hayek gives the main arugments for the free-market case and presents his manifesto on the "errors of socialism." Hayek argues that socialism has, from its origins, been mistaken on factual, and even on logical grounds and that its repeated failures in the many different practical applications of socialist ideas that this century has witnessed were the direct outcome of these errors. He labels as the "fatal conceit" the idea that "man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes."