Bjorn Staerk Blog has the latest post in his continuing series on F.A. Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty. Bjorn reflects on what I think is the most difficult aspect of Hayek’s thought: the importance he places on history and tradition as a storehouse of problems successfully solved, a kind of moral and political laboratory. In this view Hayek is largely correct, of course. But any time the status quo – the past, tradition, what is – is enshrined, it becomes unclear when we can demand what ought to be. Won’t say more on the matter here: those interested, look up my comment in Bjorn’s blog.
Hayek in Scandinavia