Ideas from 'The Road to Serfdom' by F.A. Hayek [1944], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Road to Serfdom' by Hayek, F.A. [Routledge 2001,978-0-415-25389-5]].

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25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 8. Socialism
Socialist economics needs a very strong central power, virtually leading to slavery
                        Full Idea: Hayek argues that socialist economic equality can only be effectively put into practice by a strong, dictatorial government. Planning has to be imposed by force, and centralised economic power creates a dependency scarcely distingishable from slavery.
                        From: report of F.A. Hayek (The Road to Serfdom [1944]) by Johanna Oksala - Political Philosophy: all that matters Ch.7
                        A reaction: I don't see much sign of the post-war British Labour government being anything like this, even though they nationalised the railways and introduce a national health service. Hayek was mesmerised by Russia.