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Offline Big Dog

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"The Road to Serfdom" (Condensed version)- Free PDF
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:05:17 PM »
In April 1945, F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom was published in condensed version by the Readers' Digest. This book is available for free download here. This condensed version is true to the original (first edition).

If you have never read The Road to Serfdom, this is your chance!
Government is the negation of liberty.
  -Ludwig von Mises


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Re: "The Road to Serfdom" (Condensed version)- Free PDF
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 11:17:06 PM »
Thanks for the link, BD.  :cheersmate:

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Re: "The Road to Serfdom" (Condensed version)- Free PDF
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 08:16:50 AM »
I stole this paragraph from that free sums up the difference between conservatives and socialist quite nicely.

• The economic freedom which is the prerequisite of any other
freedom cannot be the freedom from economic care which
the socialists promise us and which can be obtained only by
relieving the individual at the same time of the necessity and
of the power of choice: it must be the freedom of economic
activity which, with the right of choice, inevitably also carries
the risk and the responsibility of that right.

In other words....a risk of failure which the DUmmies are experts at but do not want to accept responsibility for their bad choices.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” - Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948

"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."  Stalin