Hayek Essay Contest

The Mont Pelerin Society has an essay contest which may be of interest to some readers:

In The Constitution of Liberty Hayek says that “we are probably only at the threshold of an age in which the technological possibilities of mind control are likely to grow rapidly and what may appear at first as innocuous or beneficial powers over the personality of the individual will be at the disposal of government. The greatest threats to human freedom probably still lie in the future.”

Has Hayek’s gloomy warning been borne out by events, or has technology become more a force for liberating people from government?

A very relevant topic. The top three entries will win cash awards of US$2,500, US$1,500 and US$1,000 respectively plus all three winners get travel and expenses paid for to attend the AGM of the Mont Pelerin Society in Toyko from 7 to 12 September 2008. The conference will be focusing on technology and freedom.

Entry details are on the link above. Entries close 30 April 2008.

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