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Freedom, the Common Good and the Rule of Law: Lippmann and Hayek on Economic Planning Ben Jackson

benjamin.jackson@univ.ox.ac.uk Ben Jackson is University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of University College. He was an undergraduate at Cambridge and a graduate student at Harvard, Essex, and Oxford, where he was awarded his DPhil in 2004. His research mainly focuses on the history of modern Britain, with particular interests in political thought, labour history, and the history of economic and social policy. His initial research which emerged from his doctoral work investigated the political thought of the British Left during the rise of social democracy (c.1900-64), focusing on the history of the egalitarian ideals that define the political identity of the Left in Britain. Having completed this work, he has now begun to examine how social democratic ideology was challenged and ultimately submerged in later political discourse by the emergence of the neo-liberal right. He is currently writing about the intellectual history of neo-liberalism, especially the international development of neo-liberal political and economic ideas between the 1930s and the 1960s. He is also working on the reception of these ideas in British politics in the 1960s and 1970s and on the history of Thatcherism. Selected publications Equality and the British Left (Manchester University Press, 2007, paperback 2011) Making Thatchers Britain, edited with Robert Saunders (Cambridge University Press, 2012), forthcoming An Ideology of Class: Neo-Liberalism and the Trade Unions, c.1930-79, in C. Griffiths, J. Nott and W. Whyte (eds.), Classes, Cultures and Politics: Essays for Ross McKibbin (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 263-81 At the Origins of Neo-Liberalism: The Free Economy and the Strong State, 1930-47, Historical Journal, 53(1) (2010), pp. 129-51 How to Talk About Redistribution: A Historical Perspective, History & Policy paper, September 2008, at http://www.historyandpolicy.org/papers/policy-paper-76.html Revisionism Reconsidered: Property-Owning Democracy and Egalitarian Strategy in Post-War Britain, Twentieth Century British History, 16(4) (2005), pp. 416-40 Further reading Primary texts Collectivist Economic Planning, ed. F. A. Hayek (London: Routledge, 1935)

F. A. Hayek, Freedom and the Economic System, Contemporary Review, 153 (1938), pp. 434-42; reprinted in The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek Volume 10: Socialism and War, ed. Bruce Caldwell (London: Routledge, 1997) F. A. Hayek, Freedom and the Economic System [1939], Public Policy Pamphlet No. 29; reprinted in The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek Volume 10: Socialism and War, ed. Bruce Caldwell (London: Routledge, 1997) F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, ed. Bruce Caldwell (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007 [1944]) Walter Lippmann, The Phantom Public (New York: Macmillan, 1925) Walter Lippmann, The Method of Freedom (New York: Macmillan, 1934) Walter Lippmann, The Good Society (Boston: Little, Brown, 1937) Secondary literature Bruce Caldwell, Hayeks Transformation, History of Political Economy, 20 (1988), pp. 513-41 Bruce Caldwell, Hayek and Socialism, Journal of Economic Literature, 35 (1997), pp. 1856-90 Bruce Caldwell, Introduction to F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, ed. Bruce Caldwell (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007 [1944]) Andrew Gamble, Hayek (Cambridge: Polity, 1996) The Road From Mont Plerin, eds. Philip Mirowski and Dieter Plehwe (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2009) Barry Riccio, Walter Lippmann: Odyssey of a Liberal (New Brunswick: Transaction, 1994) Jeremy Shearmur, Hayek and After (London: Routledge, 1996) Jeremy Shearmur, Hayeks Politics, in The Cambridge Companion to Hayek, ed. Edward Feser (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)