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Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism

Johanna Bockman


The worldwide spread of neoliberalism has transformed economies, polities, and societies everywhere. In conventional accounts, American and Western European economists, such as Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek, sold neoliberalism by popularizing their free market ideas and radical criticisms of the state. Rather than focusing on the agency of a few prominent, conservative economists, this book reveals a dialogue among many economists on both sides of the Iron Curtain about democracy, socialism, and markets. These discussions led to the transformations of 1989 and, unintentionally, the r ... More

Keywords: neoliberalism, socialism, free market, Iron Curtain, democracy, Cold War, communism, economic ideology, Milton Friedman, Friedrich von Hayek

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804775663
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanna Bockman, author