The road to serfdom : not just a book, it's a California Assembly bill

March 03, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Liberty Blog readers are probably familiar with F.A. Hayek’s classic The Road to Serfdom.  In it, Hayek warns against the unavoidable outcomes of central planning, including the loss of individual freedom and the failure of any but the most rudimentary and oppressive plans to deliver the stated goals, all while destroying prosperity and crea ...


Planning for economic success

December 17, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek wrote an essay explaining why central planners were doomed to fail at economic planning. I saw this essay come to life recently during a county commission hearing in Florida.  The commission is in the midst of making its long term land-use plans for the county, so it hired a company to … ...


Driving along the Obamacare Road to Serfdom

July 24, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

As the Washington Post noted recently, Virginia has cut the hours of many state employees in order to avoid having to provide them with health insurance.  Since the law requires employers to provide insurance to all “full-time” workers, and defines “full-time” to mean 30 or more hours a week, Virginia capped it’s part ...


It's the discrimination, stupid

May 04, 2012 | By RALPH KASARDA

After the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania finished spending millions of dollars to modernize its two high schools, it decided to “equalize” student attendance.  District planners intended to force the same number of students to enroll at each school by redistricting the school assignment zones.  Parents and students were ...