The Process of Tyranny

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Friedrich A. Hayek
1994 | Atlas Economic Research Foundation (UK) | Duration:..

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This video examines Friedrich A. Hayek’s classic The Road to Serfdom, in which he describes the step-by-step process by which central planning leads to disaster. According to Hayek, the loss of liberty is a long process whereby one small intervention leads to another equally small intervention but results in a significant loss of liberty. The inefficiencies of state-run monopolies are examined in this video as well as the impact of business licensure. As Hayek warned, where the state controls activity, these controls grow and individual freedom diminishes. One of Hayek’s greatest contributions was to remind us of the foundations of our freedom.
Atlas Economic Research Foundation (UK)
Digitized by New Media-UFM.  Guatemala, March 2011
Director: Suzanne Campbell-Jones; narrator: Eben Wilson; Hayek: Wolf Kahler; research: Kate Riley, David Mansanares, Sarah Penny, Peter Watts; stills research: John Raybould; production manager: Deborah Kermode; production accountant: Rebecca Philpott; sound: Steeve Beech, John Collins, Alfonso Porres, Mark Ritchie, Eric Williams; dubbing mixer: Andrew Sears; camera: Jeff Cordia, Guillermo Escalon, Chip Goebert, Tim Johnson, Tom Zannes; on-line editor: Bill Ogden; editor: Paul Bernays; written and produced by: Eben Wilson

Conversion: Mario Estrada; index: Stephanie Araneda; content reviser: Sofía Díaz; publication: Daphne Ortiz, Sofía Díaz
Videos in this collection
Documentary produced by Adam Smith Institute
Collection of interviews produced by The Institute of Economic Affairs in 1997
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Initial credits
Introduction by Norman Barry
London School of Economics evacuated to Cambridge
Friedrich A. Hayek in Cambridge
The Road to Serfdom,  Friedrich A. Hayek
John Maynard Keynes's critique
Socialism and monopolies
Forcing people to fit the plan
Reworking the plan
Central planning controls
Is freedom real?
Business licenses, a method of control
Licensing example
Planners: good motives, bad ends
Remembering the foundations of our freedom
Quote, Friedrich A. Hayek
Final credits

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