• 00:01    |    
  • 1:43    |    
    Central planning on education
    • Home schooling movement
    • Funding system: taxes
    • Indoctrination
    • Majority rules
  • 39:40    |    
    Free market on education
    • More educated population
    • More freedom to the individual
  • 42:20    |    
    Discussion and questions
    • What do you think about the voucher system proposal?
    • In Guatemala the majority of the people are poor, it is good to spend the money in education.
    • El Estado no se debería meter en los asuntos privados. ¿Es el positivismo un enemigo del liberalismo?
    • Al todos ver que el estado educa a nuestros hijos, simplemente lo dejamos estar.
    • The excuse of the State to continue with public education is the degree of illiteracy in the country.
    • Un aspecto importante que hay que recordar es que una sociedad más libre es más caritativa.
  • 1:18:29    |    
    Conclusión y agradecimiento al Dr. Jacob Hornberger

The Austrian Economics and the libertarian ideal: Planning education

10 de agosto de 2001 | Vistas: 504 |

About this video

Jacob G. Hornberger talks about central-planned education and its failure. He explains the reason for this problem is the fact that a handful of people are the ones that are planning the education for millions of citizens. He cites Friedrich A. Hayek on how individuals have knowledge of their situations while the central planner doesn’t. He also focuses on the injustice that people who don’t have children go through due to the fact that they are obligated to pay for others’ education. Hornberger compares the education in the United States to Cuba’s socialist educational method and concludes that both have more similarities than differences. According to him, there are some decisions that have immunity from majority rule and education is one of them. Parents have the right to choose what is best for their children without being forced to hand them over to a government educational institution.


The Austrian Economics and the Libertarian Ideal: Planning Education
Jacob G. Hornberger

Auditorio Friedrich A. Hayek
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, August 10, 2001

A New Media - UFM production. Copyright New Media / UFM, 2001
Video production: Pedro Pablo Quezada, D'Todo Producciones; digital production: New Media, UFM; encoding: Christian Van Der Henst; index: Inés Zuñiga; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; GML: Fernando De León


Jacob G. Hornberger is the founder and president of The Future…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín