Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Spontaneous Order

Loyal reader Kempton asked me whether the title of my blog is inspired by F. Hayek. Indeed, but the origin of the concept of such an order goes back much earlier in history.

Guess Norman Barry's "The Tradition of Spontaneous Order" is still the best introductory work on this topic. You may also want to consult Tom Sowell's most excellent "A Conflict of Visions" which touches on similar issues.

1 comment:

Kempton said...

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the link. Good to know there are so much history behind "Spontaneous Order".

In a recent interview, I also found out my friend's blog title "The Legal Thing" has some history behind it too. (OK, may be not as deep and extensive as "Spontaneous Order" (smile)).


P.S. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful year of the rat.