Why Hayek Matters - The ideas of F.A. Hayek and what they can tell us about the modern world

Speaker: Dr Eamonn Butler

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2012

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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Location: St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB

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Dr Eamonn Butler talks to the Adam Smith Institute about the relevance of the ideas of Friedrich Hayek to understanding contemporary economic issues. Dr Butler is the author of "Friedrich Hayek: The ideas and influence of the libertarian economist". Friedrich Hayek is a straightforward outline of the life and work of the great Nobel economist, social theorist and scourge of socialism, whose ideas influence Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and helped change the course of history.

Eamonn has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1978. He is the author of books on the pioneering economists Milton Friedman, F A Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and Adam Smith, and co-author of "Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls", and author of "The Best Book on the Market", "The Rotten State of Britain" and "The Alternative Manifesto".

Doors will open at 6:00pm for a drinks reception, with Dr Butler's speech starting at 6:30pm sharp. Copies of Friedrich Hayek will be available for purchase.

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