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Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XV

The market is for Hayek the underlying mechanism, the venue, the invisible hand which miraculously transforms all the unenlightened and shortsighted individual decisions for the good of all. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XI

As far as I am concerned, one’s intellectual development cannot be complete without taking full account of a reasoned, conservative viewpoint, regardless of your personal viewpoint. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part I

MacPherson succeeded in articulating a full-blown, state of the art theory of modern day liberalism, a theory which hasn't been refuted as yet: "the political theory of possessive individualism," he called it. Its success derives from having merged the economic, market-related features of a modern-day society with the political ones. Read More »