The Ideal of Good Government in Luigi Einaudi's Thought and Life: Between Law and Freedom
University of Turin - Department of Economics and Statistics
in P. Heritier, P. Silvestri (Eds.), Good Government, Governance, Human Complexity. Luigi Einaudi's Legacy and Contemporary Societies, Leo Olschki, Firenze, 2012, pp. 55-95
I will argue here that Einaudi's thought reveals an awareness that the question of freedom has to do with two inter-related problems: the relation of individuals or communities with their respective limits and the question of going beyond these limits. Limits are to be understood here in the meaning of the foundation or conditions of possibility both of institutions (economic, political and juridical) and of thought and human action.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
Keywords: Good government, Institutions, Law, Freedom, Oikonomia, Rule of law, Authority, liberalism, Luigi Einaudi
JEL Classification: B3, H1, Y8
Date posted: June 11, 2014 ; Last revised: June 12, 2014