Roland Baader is an independent scholar and author of numerous books about classical liberalism. He is a student of the Austrian economist and Nobel Laureate Friedrich August von Hayek, and member of the Mont Pèlerin society. Baader criticizes the political and social system in Germany from a classical liberal perspective. In his book The Misinforming Generation, for example, he classifies the Federal Republic of Germany as a redistribution and welfare state, and finds an inadequately strong market economy.