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Hayek is #1...
reason ^ | 06/09/2010 | Brian Doherty

Posted on 06/09/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT by Skepolitic

Hayek is #1...

on Amazon.com right now, with Road to Serfdom topping the Internet bookseller's charts right now, apparently because of Glenn Beck's program last night, where he called it a "Mike Tyson right hook to socialism."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: beck; bloggersandpersonal; hayek; serfdom
And no thread on Hayek is complete without this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk

1 posted on 06/09/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Skepolitic

LOL


2 posted on 06/09/2010 4:03:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Skepolitic

F.A. may be #1, but Salma ain’t bad either;)


3 posted on 06/09/2010 4:06:47 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Skepolitic
Waiting for the Salma Hayek pics! ;-)
4 posted on 06/09/2010 4:07:31 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: Frank_2001

I was just about to say Selma has to be #1 in over 40 boobage.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 4:08:42 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: Skepolitic

Hayek’s writings are very educational, and depressing when you realize he is warning us of present day politics.


6 posted on 06/09/2010 4:09:32 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: wvguy
ask and ye shall receive...


7 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:25 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: gthog61
I agree!!!!


8 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Loud Mime
Our generation has forgotten that the system of private property is the most important guarantee of freedom. It is only because the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that we as individuals can decide what to do with ourselves. When all the means of production are vested in a single hand, whether it be nominally that of ‘society’ as a whole or that of a dictator, whoever exercises this control has complete power over us. In the hands of private individuals, what is called economic power can be an instrument of coercion, but it is never control over the whole life of a person. But when economic power is centralized as an instrument of political power it creates a degree of dependence scarcely distinguishable from slavery …
9 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Skepolitic
Or this, the cartoon version of road to serfdom.

The abridged Readers Digest version here.

10 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:35 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Skepolitic

I did a paper on Hayek in one of my Econ classes in college! Great thinker- when everyone else was praising Mussolini and other fascists, he was preaching about the virtues of a free markets and a robust Capitalist system. The Austrian perspective! Glad to see a Hayek revival during these dark times of a Keynesian hangover!


11 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:40 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Skepolitic
Watched Beck yesterday, and checked Amazon's ratings for the book---#1, lol!

The executives at Amazon are Marxists a$$holes...it must gall them to see the power Beck has.

But I dislike how that gives Amazons' jerks business.

12 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:49 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Mr. K

What a beautiful woman!


13 posted on 06/09/2010 4:12:14 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Skepolitic

I thought Milton Friedman’s “History of Money” and “Free to Choose” a lot easier to read.


14 posted on 06/09/2010 4:13:22 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: Mamzelle

Beck needs to promote Henry Hazlitt’s “Economics in One Lesson” next.

It should be mandatory reading before you can vote. Actually before you can drive, that would assure more readers!


15 posted on 06/09/2010 4:18:06 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: Skepolitic
Don't forget Ludwig von Mises, another great Austrian! He predicted in his book Socialism, which he wrote in the 1930s I think, that the Soviet Union would fail and gave the technical economic reasons why. He totally nailed it, called it ball and pocket.
16 posted on 06/09/2010 4:19:21 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Mr. K

17 posted on 06/09/2010 4:23:18 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Mr. K

Hmmm. It looks as thought there might be a couple of bumps in the "Road to Serfdom".

18 posted on 06/09/2010 4:24:42 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Andonius_99

Dude!

What the heck is wrong with you!


19 posted on 06/09/2010 4:26:04 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: andy58-in-nh
Ohhh, nothing I like better than looking at a nice set of teeth. : D
20 posted on 06/09/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Randy Larsen
I know...it was like a fart in an elevator...but I just had to do it!!! LOL!
21 posted on 06/09/2010 4:28:31 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Andonius_99

THAT’S NOT FAIR!

And I’m laughing too hard to continue.


22 posted on 06/09/2010 4:31:11 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: EGPWS

She has teeth?


23 posted on 06/09/2010 4:31:41 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Andonius_99

I am very disturbed by that image...


24 posted on 06/09/2010 4:31:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Mr. K

IMO, there's still nobody more beautiful than Hayek!

25 posted on 06/09/2010 4:32:46 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Skepolitic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVGKiYZ0SM

How about this gem with a little Tex-Mex from Tito and Tarantula


26 posted on 06/09/2010 4:34:03 PM PDT by skimask ("To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.")
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To: DCPatriot

Agreed!!!


27 posted on 06/09/2010 4:34:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: cripplecreek

Beck Talks about a book..it shoots to number one on amazon...over and over again...

That has GOT to drive the libs nuts.....


28 posted on 06/09/2010 4:39:35 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: Crim

I see The Overton Window is at number 9 itself and isn’t due to release until the 15th.


29 posted on 06/09/2010 4:42:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Skepolitic

I watched the show this afternoon and bought the book on Audible right after.


30 posted on 06/09/2010 4:45:46 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Just DAMN!!!!!

From the first time she walked down the street in that coral-colored dress in DESPERADO....I fell in love with her.


31 posted on 06/09/2010 4:50:06 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: andy58-in-nh
She has teeth?

Ah huh, I heard a jet fly over and I looked up.

32 posted on 06/09/2010 4:52:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Crim
Beck Talks about a book..it shoots to number one on amazon...over and over again... That has GOT to drive the libs nuts.....

Especially since the left keeps asserting that conservatives can only read at the comic book level.

33 posted on 06/09/2010 4:57:58 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: rbosque

To 13 - Yes, but she’s no Penélope Cruz.


34 posted on 06/09/2010 5:12:43 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

Ha! Both are niiiice!


35 posted on 06/09/2010 5:13:35 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: DCPatriot

Agreed!

One of my favorite movies!


36 posted on 06/09/2010 5:20:24 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: DCPatriot

37 posted on 06/09/2010 5:31:15 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Oy Vey.....caramba!


38 posted on 06/09/2010 5:37:25 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: jla

Fat men just want to hurt her.


39 posted on 06/09/2010 5:37:29 PM PDT by tupac
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To: Skepolitic
The Illustrated Road to Serfdom - Comic book form, nice and easy for leftists to read.
40 posted on 06/09/2010 5:38:09 PM PDT by upstanding
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To: traumer

The OP should NEVER have put "HAYEK" in the title....heh-heh!

41 posted on 06/09/2010 5:40:20 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Skepolitic

I was given the book in the 70s and all I had to read was the title, a couple of pages. So obvious like the jitterbug it plum evaded me.
Glad to hear it’s being read.


42 posted on 06/09/2010 5:49:17 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Skepolitic

excellent


43 posted on 06/09/2010 6:06:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: traumer

Frieda Hayek.


44 posted on 06/09/2010 6:14:14 PM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: DCPatriot
this is a close though
45 posted on 06/09/2010 7:41:17 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Loud Mime

Since about August 2008 we’ve been on the road to serfdom described by Hayek. I recall that, about a year and a half ago, I told a group of friends that you don’t really need to read the newspaper. The individual news items might be unique and interesting, but their pattern is already reasoned out and predicted by Hayek. And it was George Bush who took Serfdom exit. Obama took a left turn on Serfdom Road and hit the gas.


46 posted on 06/09/2010 10:15:09 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Skepolitic
Very encouraging. A top-shelf effort by F.A.H.

Von Mises' Bureaucracy is equally great -- an under-appreciated (short) classic.

47 posted on 06/09/2010 10:18:56 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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