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The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)
Mises.org ^ | 1944 | Friedrich Hayek

Posted on 02/20/2009 1:37:26 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ping for later!!


51 posted on 02/21/2009 11:04:53 PM PST by montesquieu
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To: Canedawg

If you like that, go and see Milton Friedman’s videos over at:
http://www.IdeaChannel.tv

Great stuff!


52 posted on 02/22/2009 1:24:54 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Recovering_Democrat; LucyT

Excellent! But, unfortunately, the people who need to read and understand the parallels are so blind, close-minded and stupid, that won’t get the parallels even if it was hard-wired into their brains.


53 posted on 02/22/2009 7:22:27 AM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Polarik

not all of the people are lame brained. i know a guy who was a big hussein supporter...he is beginning to doubt and in fact told me to my face he thought the stimulus was a mistake. he even said this before the stimulus passed.

some people who just voted obama as a way to smack back the republicans are having voter’s remorse. we need to capitalize on that fact.


54 posted on 02/22/2009 9:01:45 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
As Immanuel Kant put it, ‘Man is free if he needs obey no person but solely the laws.’

This needs to be a stand alone post.

55 posted on 02/22/2009 9:04:04 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Bon mots

BTW,thanks for the Readers Digest version of Road To Serfdom.

Amazing...96 pages to ‘condense’ it. :)

Perhaps if the truth Hayek tells in this book gets out, we will have a chance to continue true liberty in our time.

Another thing I’d like to see is for people to watch
Milton Friedman’s “Free To Choose”; I’ve started a couple threads on that. The video is available on the internet.

Also: “The Commanding Heights” another good book/video. Though it is more of a history and not a strict polemic about the virtues of free markets.


56 posted on 02/22/2009 9:06:54 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Bon mots

I see you’ve sent someone to MF’s Free To Choose site already. :)


57 posted on 02/22/2009 9:08:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: FormerACLUmember; knews_hound
Many socialists have the tragic illusion that by depriving private individuals of the power they possess in an individualist system, and transferring this power to society, they thereby extinguish power. What they overlook is that by concentrating power so that it can be used in the service of a single plan, it is not merely transformed, but infinitely heightened. By uniting in the hands of some single body power formerly exercised independently by many, an amount of power is created infinitely greater than any that existed before, so much more far-reaching as almost to be different in kind.

It is entirely fallacious to argue that the great power exercised by a central planning board would be ‘no greater than the power collectively exercised by private boards of directors’. There is, in a competitive society, nobody who can exercise even a fraction of the power which a socialist planning board would posses. To decentralize power is to reduce the absolute amount of power, and the competitive system is the only system designed to minimize the power exercised by man over man. Who can seriously doubt that the power which a millionaire, who may be my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest bureaucrat possesses who wields the coercive power of the state and on whose discretion it depends how I am allowed to live and work?

Ping

58 posted on 02/22/2009 9:09:23 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: GOPJ

The democrat controlled mainstream media matches Hayek’s anaysis perfectly!


59 posted on 02/22/2009 9:21:31 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I see you’ve sent someone to Milton Friedman’s "Free To Choose" site already.

:)Hehe, yeah. We need to spread the word. :)
I've been sending people there for years!

Ever since I've read "Free to Choose" I have been buying copies I find in used book stores and passing them out like chocolates to acquaintances... especially left-wingers and Peace Corps types.

I'm one of the old farts who read it when it first came out in 1980!

60 posted on 02/22/2009 10:49:26 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Jeff Head; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; ...
Many socialists have the tragic illusion that by depriving private individuals of the power they possess in an individualist system, and transferring this power to society, they thereby extinguish power. What they overlook is that by concentrating power so that it can be used in the service of a single plan, it is not merely transformed, but infinitely heightened. By uniting in the hands of some single body power formerly exercised independently by many, an amount of power is created infinitely greater than any that existed before, so much more far-reaching as almost to be different in kind.

It is entirely fallacious to argue that the great power exercised by a central planning board would be ‘no greater than the power collectively exercised by private boards of directors’. There is, in a competitive society, nobody who can exercise even a fraction of the power which a socialist planning board would posses. To decentralize power is to reduce the absolute amount of power, and the competitive system is the only system designed to minimize the power exercised by man over man. Who can seriously doubt that the power which a millionaire, who may be my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest bureaucrat possesses who wields the coercive power of the state and on whose discretion it depends how I am allowed to live and work?

Ping

61 posted on 02/22/2009 4:25:02 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: GOPJ; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Politics now a crime

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/02/islamic-regime-officially-making.html

Obama hating the British and wishing he could be more ike th eMullahs

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/02/winston-churchill-on-islam.html


62 posted on 02/22/2009 5:24:41 PM PST by FARS
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To: aruanan
There is no justification for the widespread belief that, so long as power is conferred by democratic procedure, it cannot be arbitrary; it is not the source of power which prevents it from being arbitrary; to be free from dictatorial qualities, the power must also be limited.

I've read books that had less to say than the paragraph above...

63 posted on 02/22/2009 5:49:58 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: All

BUMP!
email to all



64 posted on 02/22/2009 6:10:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GOPJ
I've read books that had less to say than the paragraph above...

Truth-tellers desire to be understood. Liars don't. Thus, liars often require more verbiage to hide their true meaning.

65 posted on 02/22/2009 6:23:20 PM PST by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: supercat
Truth-tellers desire to be understood. Liars don't.

You've got a great tagline there...

66 posted on 02/22/2009 6:28:54 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Jacob Morgan

I personally can’t stand to read any philosophy, along with anything by Shakespeare.


67 posted on 02/22/2009 7:27:45 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Bon mots

I don’t understand why people are interested in the Peace Corps. They’d be better off enlisting in the Marine Corps.


68 posted on 02/22/2009 7:34:17 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


69 posted on 02/22/2009 8:41:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

More on resistance to Obama building nationwide

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/02/nationwide-opposition-to-obama-being.html


70 posted on 02/22/2009 11:29:11 PM PST by FARS
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"If you're fired from your job, it's apt to be by a firing squad. What used to be an error has now become a crime against the state."

Best quote of the comic. :)

71 posted on 02/22/2009 11:41:16 PM PST by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Hayek ping


72 posted on 02/23/2009 12:27:12 AM PST by Gigantor (Socialists always claim to be doing something for you while they're actually doing something to you.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Great Post!

I’m reading Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit - the Errors of Socialism” this week. I have another on the stack. He had a GREAT mind.

Again, a very good post.


73 posted on 02/23/2009 1:41:05 AM PST by Loud Mime ($1 million a day since Christ was born would not equal the amount of the stimulus)
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To: Vision; definitelynotaliberal; Mother Mary; FoxInSocks; 300magnum; NonValueAdded; sauropod; ...

quotes ping


74 posted on 02/23/2009 2:07:58 AM PST by Loud Mime ($1 million a day since Christ was born would not equal the amount of the stimulus)
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To: Loud Mime
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75 posted on 02/23/2009 5:38:08 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Good cartoon. But, I would have the infant visible with a horrified look on its face.


76 posted on 02/23/2009 6:28:26 AM PST by Loud Mime ($1 million a day since Christ was born would not equal the amount of the stimulus)
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To: kalee

place marker


77 posted on 02/23/2009 6:32:47 AM PST by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

BFL


78 posted on 02/23/2009 7:34:26 AM PST by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: Cacique

Be Ever Vigilant!

Molon Labe!


79 posted on 02/23/2009 8:56:46 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: central_va

ping — this backs you up too, central va


80 posted on 02/23/2009 9:01:20 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: zeugma

What does “BFL” stand for?


81 posted on 02/23/2009 9:04:20 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: eleni121; kristinn

Surprisingly great read - it’ll stay with you.

Ping


82 posted on 02/23/2009 9:07:10 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: FARS

bookmarked...Thanks FARS


83 posted on 02/23/2009 12:14:20 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: Recovering_Democrat; All
“Conservatism, we are told, is out-of-date. The charge is preposterous and we ought boldly to say so. The laws of God, and of nature, have no dateline. The principles on which the Conservative political position is based have been established by a process that has nothing to do with the social, economic and political landscape that changes from decade to decade and from century to century. These principles are derived from the nature of man, and from the truths that God has revealed about His creation. Circumstances do change. So do the problems that are shaped by circumstances. But the principles that govern the solution of the problems do not. To suggest that the Conservative philosophy is out of date is akin to saying that the Golden Rule, or the Ten Commandments or Aristotle's Politics are out of date. The Conservative approach is nothing more or less than an attempt to apply the wisdom and experience and the revealed truths of the past to the problems of today.” – Barry Goldwater, The Conscience Of A Conservative, 1960.

Barry Goldwater, The Conscience Of A Conservative.

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages. Nobody but a beggar chooses to depend chiefly upon the benevolence of his fellow-citizens. Even a beggar does not depend upon it entirely....” - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.

Adam Smith - The Invisible Hand Speaks.

84 posted on 02/23/2009 1:24:39 PM PST by PsyOp (Put government in charge of tire pressure, and we'll soon have a shortage of air. - PsyOp.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Would you mind if I post this to my site?


85 posted on 02/23/2009 2:58:48 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

short and to the point


86 posted on 02/23/2009 4:28:51 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: xmission

please do, credit to Hayek/Readers Digest


87 posted on 02/23/2009 4:54:17 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Thanks very much.


88 posted on 02/23/2009 5:20:43 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: GOPJ
What does “BFL” stand for?

Bump for later reading.  Basically a placeholder so I can find the tread again.

89 posted on 02/23/2009 7:12:12 PM PST by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: FARS

Thanks FARS. Revolution’s the solution.


90 posted on 02/23/2009 8:24:04 PM PST by potlatch
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To: xmission

you might like to post this, too, before it disappears.....

http://www.zpub.com/notes/masters.html


91 posted on 02/23/2009 8:44:44 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


92 posted on 02/23/2009 9:09:17 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: potlatch; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/02/feel-sorry-for-us-who-pay-not-illegals.html

BTW as a side bar Iran has decided to eradicate the Bahai faith in the islamic Mullah regime.

Another poke in the eye for Israel since the Bahai HQ is now in Israel.

And another nail in the coffin courtesy of all and anything anti-islam courtesy O-Khomeini and Moslem money recipient Klintoon.


93 posted on 02/23/2009 10:24:54 PM PST by FARS
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Brilliant. Thanks for posting. We need more scholars of the “Hayekian Triangles!”


94 posted on 02/23/2009 10:31:32 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: FARS

This is (Bahai) that Iran framed for the bombing of that mosque near Syrah a year ago?


95 posted on 02/23/2009 10:33:34 PM PST by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: FARS

That little lemur who is in charge need lead therapy..


96 posted on 02/23/2009 11:27:35 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: txhurl

Whole post has been reworked, you might want another look


97 posted on 02/24/2009 12:16:26 AM PST by FARS
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To: sheik yerbouty

Whole post has been reworked, have another read.


98 posted on 02/24/2009 12:17:33 AM PST by FARS
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To: Mengerian

bump this thread as much as possible; ping to all friends.

spread the word.

make the cartoon viral; it is easy to understand for anyone.


99 posted on 02/24/2009 1:37:21 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jacquerie

Hayek is the antidote to Alinsky. IMHO, Chapter 10 well explains why Rahm Emanuel is Hussein’s chief of staff.


Can you give us a hint? :)


100 posted on 02/24/2009 5:25:53 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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