Christian Socialism And Its Opponents:A Lecture (1851) John Malcolm Ludlow
Austrian-born economist Friedrich Hayek´s 1944 work, The Road to Serfdom, analyzes the ways in which excessive government planning can erode democracy. Published while World War II still raged, the work draws influential parallels between the totalitarianism of both socialism and Nazism and increasing control exerted by Western democracies. Drawing on observable evidence from Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, Hayek demonstrates the ways in which government economic planning, in particular, erodes the mechanisms of democracy and individual freedom along with it. A key work of the post-World War II era, The Road to Serfdom is still relevant today, more than 70 years after it was first published. It continues to be hailed by opponents of big government and central planning as well as defenders of free-market capitalism. Hayek has been translated into more than 20 languages and has influenced the economic policies of many governments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060565/bk_acx0_060565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This revolutionary book fuses the enduring legacy of socialism - government for the common good - with the best of the environmental movement and the newest insights from sustainability studies. The result is a manifesto in the tradition of Bill McKibben´s Eaarth - a road map forward in the face of the growing environmental catastrophe, which is the most complex crisis humanity has ever faced. American conservatives like to say that Marxism was destroyed by its opponents and by the mistakes of Marxist governments. Organic Marxism provides the definitive answer to this charge. New economic evidence reveals that Marx´s predictions are coming true in ways once thought impossible. Today the wealthiest class, the richest 1 percent, possesses more wealth and power than ever before, whereas the 99 percent are slipping economically, and the majority of humans live in increasing poverty. Above all else, the global environmental crisis changes everything. Clayton and Heinzekehr show how, over the last decades, rich individuals and multinational corporations have acted selfishly to increase their own wealth - with devastating ecological consequences. The data make it clear that the planet has reached the limits of its capacity. The authors trace the unimaginable environmental and social consequences that (scientists tell us) global warming will bring: mass extinctions, food and water shortages, violent weather, rising oceans. Why, then, do our governments continue to favor the wealthy? Why do they take no action...or actually worsen the situation? Organic Marxism shows why the situation is not hopeless, however. The vast majority of humans favor sustainable systems and lifestyles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Clayton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048359/bk_acx0_048359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.