Every month, Paul Chase in the Penn Press Journals department invites our blog readers to download a complimentary article from one of our many scholarly journals.
Paul's Pick for February, Freedom, the Common Good, and the Rule of Law: Lippmann and Hayek on Economic Planning by Ben Jackson, appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas.
In the article, Jackson writes:
Walter Lippmann’s case against economic planning, formed in response to certain aspects of the New Deal, provided a striking first approximation of key arguments that [Friedrich] Hayek would later articulate in his own work: the objection to economic planning on the grounds that it would destroy not just valued economic liberties but also civil and political freedoms; an emphasis on the importance of a certain form of legal order for the preservation of liberty; and the need for critics of planning to offer a positive liberal reform agenda that was compatible with this understanding of the law.
To download this free article and learn more about the Journal of the History of Ideas, click here.
Check the Penn Press Log on March 15 for Paul's next pick.