BOOK REVIEW – Friedrich von Hayek
“Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice”
University of Chicago Press, 2012
By Adam Mazik
In “The Mirage of Social Justice” Hayek tries to prove that not only is the term “social justice” empty and meaningless, but the ideas behind the term as well as the execution of policies aimed at reaching “social justice” are a grave danger to the “Great Society” and our liberal civilisation. According to Hayek, “social justice” and its proponents have the potential to destroy the very institutions and concepts that make a free society and civilisation possible.