Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 22, 2012

in Adam Smith, Civil Society, Complexity & Emergence

… is from page 16 of the 1983 collection of some of the writings of the late G. Warren Nutter, entitled¬†Political Economy and Freedom; specifically, it’s from Nutter’s 1974 essay “Freedom in a Revolutionary Economy”:

The revolutionary content of the ideas popularized by Adam Smith and implemented by our Founders is to be found in the vision of a complex social order organized not by custom and command, the methods of the ages, but by voluntary exchange and association.

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