At the Origins of Neo-Liberalism: The Free Economy and the Strong State, 1930–1947*

@article{Jackson2010AtTO,
  title={At the Origins of Neo-Liberalism: The Free Economy and the Strong State, 1930–1947*},
  author={Ben Bradford Jonathan Jackson},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={129 - 151}
}
  • B. Jackson
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT It is often suggested that the earliest theorists of neo-liberalism first entered public controversy in the 1930s and 1940s to dispel the illusion that the welfare state represented a stable middle way between capitalism and socialism. This article argues that this is an anachronistic account of the origins of neo-liberalism, since the earliest exponents of neo-liberal doctrine focused on socialist central planning rather than the welfare state as their chief adversary and even sought… Expand
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