Manifesto #2

Manifesto #2: Hayek's Road to Serfdom being detoxified by oyster mushroomsThe Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek being detoxified by oyster mushrooms.

The Road to Serfdom was written in the early 1940s and warned that government control of economic decision-making through central planning would lead inevitably to tyranny. In 1947 Hayek and Milton Friedman, among others, set up the Mont Pelerin Society, which played a significant part in developing and promoting the neoliberal economic orthodoxy that has given us our current highly unequal and exploitative financial system. Hayek and Friedman’s ideas played a critical part in Margaret Thatcher’s determination to “roll back the state” and in the deregulation of the financial markets that paved the way for the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent bank bailout.

Made for Yardenfest (part of Pigdogandmonkeyfestos), AirSpace Gallery, June 2014.