This week we met to talk about economic freedom, based on the following documents:
- An essay by Hayek on the use of knowledge in society, and how this determines that decentralized, market-based pricing, rather than a centrally planned economy, is the best economic system
- The first part of the Trap, a documentary by Adam Curtis on how politicians used post-war economic ideas like game theory to build a more stable world order based on individualism and mutually assured destruction
- A blog post, also by Adam Curtis, which argues that most think tanks are a right-wing invention to manipulate the public opinion into perpetuating the economic and political status quo, thus stifling the development of alternative systems and ideas
We began the discussion with individual freedom and collective freedom:Continue reading “Notes on Freedom: Part 2”
The next meeting is on Monday, 14 January 2019 at 7pm. Please see the About page for more details.
The topic is the concept of freedom, which we will address from many perspectives from December to February. This week’s discussion will centre on economic freedom.Continue reading “Freedom: Part 2 — Economic Freedom”