Currently, the contemporary economic systems of different countries face a long time menace, which threatens their natural evolution. Stephen Hicks explains why markets ended up being captured by political processes in this context; also the reasons why different types of social agents and their interactions, led to this sort of relationship with governments. He tells how protective actions, towards individuals, resulted into predatory situations, as well as the relationship that private producers have been forced to develop with the welfare state; describing, in addition, the different types of hazardous scenarios that these associations produce, along with the effects they have on society.
Philosophy and the Evolution of the Mixed Economy Stephen Hicks
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Stephen Hicks is professor of philosophy and executive director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford College. He has been visiting professor of business ethics at Georgetown University, a visiting fellow at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and senior fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York. He is the author of Nietzsche and the Nazis, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, Readings for Logical Analysis, and other books. Hicks received his bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Guelph and his PhD in philosophy from Indiana University.