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ये लिबरल आख़िर है कौन?

This is Episode 37 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra.

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लिबरलिस्म अर्थात स्वातंत्रवाद आज एक विस्फोटक शब्द हो गया है | लेकिन ये लिबरल होने का आख़िर मतलब क्या होता है? इस प्रश्न का उत्तर खोजते हुए हम फ्रेडरिक हायेक (1899-1992) के लेख पढ़ने लगे | हायेक लिबरल विचारधारा की एक महत्वपूर्ण हस्ती है | The Use of Knowledge in Society, The Road to Serfdom और Law, Legislation, and Liberty हायेक के कुछ धमाकेदार लेख है जो आज भी बेहद प्रासंगिक है | उनकी पहली किताब के प्रकाशन को हाल ही ७५ साल हुए तो हमने सोचा उनके विचारों से हमारे श्रोताओं को अवगत कराया जाए |

लिबरल विचारधारा और हायेक की इन रचनाओं पर चर्चा करने के लिए हमारे साथ है अमित वर्मा | अमित एक लेखक और पॉडकास्टर है | अमित कई अखबारों में लिबरलिस्म, क्रिकेट, और राजनीति जैसे विषयों पर लिखते हैं |  उनका अंग्रेजी पॉडकास्ट The Seen and The Unseen भारत के श्रेष्ठ पॉडकास्ट में से एक है |

Every “-ism” is built on a set of canonical ideas and influential personalities. And one such leading thinker behind the liberalism philosophy is Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992). His landmark book The Road to Serfdom completed 75 years recently. This book was meant to warn readers that government regulation of our economic lives amounts to totalitarianism.

In another influential essay The Use of Knowledge in Society, Hayek writes that a centrally planned economy can never match the efficiency of the open market because what is known by a single agent is only a small fraction of the sum total of knowledge held by all members of society.

In this episode, Amit Varma joins us to discuss the relevance of Hayek’s key ideas in today’s India. Amit is a writer and commentator who won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. Today, he is one of the few original thinkers on liberalism in India. He is known for his blog India Uncut and his podcast The Seen and The Unseen. He also edited the ThinkPragati magazine between 2016 and 2018.

Also check out:

  1. A short biography of FA Hayek — on Econlib

  2. The Use of Knowledge in Society — by FA Hayek

  3. The Road to Serfdom — by FA Hayek

  4. Law, Legislation, and Liberty — by FA Hayek

  5. The Society of Mind — by Marvin Minsky

  6. The State of our Farmers — The Seen and The Unseen episode with Gunwant Patil

  7. What is Libertarianism — The Seen and The Unseen episode with David Boaz


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