Through the Capitalist Readers’ Guide project, writers at The Mendenhall are working to provide detailed analyses of important works in politics, law, and political philosophy. Though the analyses can be read independent of the works they reference, we encourage you to read the works for yourself, forming your own judgment, and using the CRG as a resource to foster critical thought and discussion of the issues that affect our political culture. Happy reading!

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek


Chapter 1, “The Abandoned Road”

Chapter 2, “The Great Utopia”

Chapter 3, “Individualism and Collectivism”

Chapter 4, “The ‘Inevitability’ of Planning”

Chapter 5, “Planning and Democracy”

Chapter 6, “Planning and the Rule of Law”

Chapter 7, “Economic Controls and Totalitarianism”