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Law, Legislation and Liberty: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy

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This volume combines all three volumes of Hayek's comprehensive study of the basic principles of the political order of free society: Rules and Order, The Mirage of Social Justice and The Political Order of a Free Society.
Paperback, 646 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Routledge (first published 1973)
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Otto Lehto
Apr 02, 2015 Otto Lehto rated it really liked it
Hayek's 3-volume "LLL" is his last major work, and one he worked on for many decades. Too bad that it is exceedingly badly written: more repetitive than Hegel and even drier than Kant.

But it is worth reading. Sort of. It doesn't add much to Hayek's earlier books. If you want to read one book by Hayek, read Constitution of Liberty. If you want to read two, read also The Road to Serfdom. But if you want to get the full picture, and read a third book, you are in the right place.

Volume 1 deals with
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Masterpiece!

By reading this book I understood why many people hold Hayek so dear. When I read The Constitution of Liberty, I found many ideas hard to digest because it had seemed to me that there was lack of consistency and some statements/ideas would still lead to an unfree society. However, this book has a highly consistent line of thought, ideas are clearer and Hayek seems to be more careful with positive description of government action in a free society in order to avoid coercion and oppres
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I suppose I wish that in the early 70s, while I was ploughing through Marx and Engels in search of something to believe in - encountering mainly obscure and incomprehensible secondhand arguments with already-ancient dudes called Feuerbach and Duehring, and peculiar mechanistic interpretations of Hegel - I had instead discovered the then-very much alive Friedrich Hayek. It wouldn't have confirmed my juvenile intellectual conviction that IT WASN'T FAIR and that SOMETHING MUST BE DONE about 'it', w ...more
Sean Rosenthal
"At the moment our concern must be to make clear that while the rules on which a spontaneous order rests, may also be of spontaneous origin, this need not always be the case . . . The spontaneous character of the resulting order must therefore be distinguished from the spontaneous origin of the rules on which it rests, and it is possible that an order which would still have to be described as spontaneous rests on rules which are entirely the result of deliberate design. . .

"That even an order wh
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I started reading this book with much trepidation, almost certain that it would be too technical for me. However the last two weeks that I have been reading this book have been the most intellectually satisfying time in a long while. The author's stated purpose for this three volume book was very ambitious, to identify why democracy has degenerated into demagoguery, and to propose a new constitution to eliminate some of the defects in present constitutions by incorporating the learning of the la ...more
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Friedrich August von Hayek CH was an Austrian and British economist and philosopher known for his defense of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought. He is considered by some to be one of the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Hayek's account of how changing prices communicate signals which enable indivi ...more
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