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Tradition and Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical

Volume 45, Issue 3, October 2019

Martin Beddeleem
Pages 31-44
DOI: 10.5840/traddisc201945327

Michael Polanyi and Early Neoliberalism

Between the late 1930s and the 1950s, Michael Polanyi came in close contact with a diverse cast of intellectuals seeking a renewal of the liberal doctrine. The elaboration of this “neoliberalism” happened through a transnational collaboration between economists, philosophers, and social theorists, united in their rejection of central planning. Defining a common agenda for this “early neoliberalism” offered an opportunity to discard the old laissez-faire doctrine and restore a supervisory role of the state. Ultimately, post-war dissensions regarding the direction of these efforts led Polanyi away from the neoliberal core.

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