Anti-libertarianism: Markets, philosophy and myth by Alan Haworth

By Alan Haworth

unfastened marketeers declare that theirs is the one financial mechanism which respects and furthers human freedom. Socialism, they are saying, has been completely discredited. such a lot libertarians deal with the country in whatever except its minimum, 'nightwatchman' shape as a repressive embodiment of evil. a few reject the country altogether.
But is the 'free industry proposal' a rationally defensible trust? Or do its proponents fail to check the philosophical roots in their so-called freedom? Anti-libertarianism takes a sceptical examine the conceptual tenets of unfastened industry politics. Alan Haworth argues that libertarianism is little greater than an unfounded, quasi-religious assertion of religion: a industry romance. in addition, libertarianism is uncovered as profoundly antithetical to the very freedom which it purports to advance.
This arguable ebook is for somebody drawn to the cultural and political effect of loose industry rules at the glossy global. it will likely be precious to scholars and experts of political and monetary conception, social technology and philosophy.

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