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Eric Crampton

In order for Road to Serfdom to hold, it has to be the case that European planners prefer totalitarianism to markets once a rights-preserving socialism fails. If they don't, they retreat from full-blown socialism (as did all of western Europe in the mid-20th C.) Chavez always preferred totalitarianism when push came to shove, and Brit Labour Party types didn't. RTS did more than just point out that full scale planning required full scale totalitarianism, it insinuated that European would-be planners preferred full scale totalitarianism when push came to shove.

Jim

"it insinuated that European would-be planners preferred full scale totalitarianism when push came to shove."

So was he wrong, or did push never come to shove (and if not, why not?)

dearieem

Always worth pointing out that Sweden was doing compulsory eugenic abortions into the 1970s.

dearieme

Oh, and sterilisations too.

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