Sleepwalking to Serfdom: Are We Still Free?

The Road to Serfdom by the great Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek was published in 1944, in London, as free people around the world wondered whether or not they would be doomed to a totalitarian and homicidal dystopia. Hayek wrote much of the book when the Allies were losing the war. The book was a defense of liberty and free markets during a period when even democracies seemed to favor government control and centralized planning.

To be clear Hayek correctly and accurately defined socialism as government control of production. Unlike most pure libertarians and more consistent with…