Poetry of the Possible

I’m always yammering on about “spontaneous order”, so this column pleased me. Russ Roberts has done a great service by writing his book which explains it gently. Of course, Hayek did the heavy lifting years ago, but it will take decades, and maybe centuries, for the implications of Hayek’s insight to embed themselves in common thought. Spreading the word will take lots of effort by many people like Roberts. Meanwhile, we have to contend with the economic barbarians who inhabit our political parties and legacy media. They possess great power and tell a beguiling story. Civilization has defeated barbarians before, but it’s never been easy.

UPDATE: I’m not the only one impressed!


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