The Road to Serfdom has been a hugely popular book since its publication in 1944. Using his personal observations of Germany between the two world wars, economist F.A. Hayek wrote about “the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning.” The ideas in this book have been so compelling that a whole school of economics has come from them. Even today you often hear Hayek and this book quoted by politicians, some of whom agree with him, and others who disagree, but all who would debate government and economics have to know this book.
The layout of this course is simple: you will gain a copy of the book in abridged version from our partner, ISI books, then after reading it, watch a series of videos that expand on what the book is teaching.
The following video is a great introduction to the book.