September 2011Volume 61, 2011
Kevin Carson discusses how Progressives tried to run society along the lines of the new "scientific" management of factories--and why both failed. Warren Gibson takes time out to notice the miracles of the market place. George B. N. Ayittey shows how free-market liberalism is in Africa's DNA and much, much more.
AUGUST 24, 2011 by KEVIN A. CARSON
The Progressive movement at the turn of the twentieth century--the doctrine from which the main current of modern liberalism developed--is sometimes erroneously viewed as an "anti-business" philosophy. It was anti-market to be sure, but by no means necessarily anti-business. Progressivism was, more than anything, managerialist.