Booklet containing short biographical essays that tell the story of the evolution of classical liberal thought over the past century and a half
This booklet contains short write-ups on the lives and ideas of eighteen classical liberal thinkers from the past century and a half. Together, these short biographical essays tell the story of the evolution of classical liberal thought as the benefits of freedom have spread, though haltingly and unevenly, around the world. And they point the way forward to a future of greater and more widespread wealth and well-being for all.
Research Paper explaining how, by transmitting knowledge throughout the food supply chain, middlemen contribute to better and more varied food, while lowering costs for consumers
Although we take supermarkets for granted, our access to such a quantity and variety of food products on demand and at any time of year is absolutely remarkable. This “miracle” is all the more impressive given that it is the result of spontaneous and voluntary collaboration between millions of people, most of whom will never meet. This paper will examine the historical evolution and the current operation of supermarkets and the numerous intermediaries that supply them, using the analytical framework of the Austrian School of Economics.
Research Paper explaining what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory
Everyone claims to favour entrepreneurship, but politicians routinely propose various programs to help entrepreneurs, when they should instead concentrate on getting rid of policies that discourage them. Indeed, the empirical literature shows that interventionist policies are detrimental to entrepreneurship. The Austrian School of Economics has much to teach us about the kinds of policies that truly encourage entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and thus how to improve public policies in Canada.
Condensed version of the book La route de la servitude (The Road to Serfdom, 1944) by Friedrich A. Hayek
This booklet is a French translation of the condensed version of the book The Road to Serfdom (1944) by Friedrich A. Hayek. It was prepared using G. Blumberg’s complete French translation published at Presses universitaires de France and contains an introduction (“The Man Who Changed Everyone’s Life: The Ubiquitous Ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek”) written by Brian Lee Crowley, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. The original condensed version was published for the first time in the April 1945 edition of the Reader’s Digest magazine.