The Road to Serfdom Comic

If you’ve ever been curious how central economic planning could lead to tyranny then you need look no further than The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek (the book is available for free at the link). Of course most people seem to be unwilling to actually read a book these days so you can get the gist of what the book talks about in convenient comic book form.

What’s interesting is how well the United States is following the steps put forth in Hayek’s book. The United States implemented national economic planning during World War II and left much of it in place after the Japanese surrendered. Likewise the politicians utilize a lot of propaganda to gain acceptance for their plans (such as claiming government is needed to protect people from the free market even though the people are the free market). It’s actually rather sad to see but I doubt we’re going to derail the tyranny train anytime soon. Either way the comic is a great little piece that you can show your statist friends in the hopes some idea from it may sink into their heads.