By his intellectual contributions in economics, epistemology, ethics, law, philosophy, politic and psychology, Friederich Hayek has come closest to a unified theory of human action. The central theme is of a natural and spontaneous evolution - founded upon essentially competitive processes, the cultural selection of systems an rules brings order to human affairs. While this book is both comprehensive and concise, Hayek's economics cannot be discussed in isolation. So the author attempts to present an economist's understanding of that which any economist ought to know, or, in Hayek's own terms, "nobody can be a great economist who is only an economist". The book is a comprehensive account of Frederich Hayek's intellectual achievements. The book explores the broad features of Hayek's economic philosophy, shows the interrelationship between the liberal philosophy and economic advance, examines Hayek's approach to the problems of a money economy, and explains Hayek's aversion to all forms of centralized economic planning. G.R. Steele is the author of "Monetarism and the Demise of Keynesian Economics".