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Purposeful Behaviour, Expectations, and the Mirage of Social Justice: The Influence of Cybernetics on the Thought of F.A. Hayek

@article{Lewis2016PurposefulBE,
  title={Purposeful Behaviour, Expectations, and the Mirage of Social Justice: The Influence of Cybernetics on the Thought of F.A. Hayek},
  author={Paul Lewis},
  journal={CSN: General Cognitive Social Science (Topic)},
  year={2016}
}
  • P. Lewis
  • Published 4 June 2016
  • Economics
  • CSN: General Cognitive Social Science (Topic)
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