Humans are curious to discover and create new things.
Humans are multi-talented whereas machines are not.
Operated by men, machines perform all kinds of demanding tasks.
Making straight pins from die-struck iron metal, precisely cutting a metal sheet in complex shapes, drilling precise holes in metal sheets, making wedges, etc are only a few of tasks that machines can perform.
Over the decades, man has come up with several unique and resourceful inventions.
The computer and machines have begun to control and replace the important functions earlier performed by man.
In 1892 the book was reissued with the addition of a few notes in reply to criticism of the first edition.
This Liberty Fund edition contains the entire text of the 1892 edition.
In this edition, “From Freedom to Bondage” was also included along with three other essays, “The Social Organism,” “Representative Government—What Is It Good For?
,” and “Specialized Administration.” For this Liberty Fund edition we have included the Introduction by Nock.