Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 20, 2013

in Complexity & Emergence, Curious Task, Hayek

… is from page 265 of F.A Hayek’s essay “The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization,” which is Chapter 9 in Essays on Individuality, Felix Morley, ed. (Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1977 [1958]):

It is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess, and because each individual’s use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist in the achievement of their ends by others unknown to him, that man as a member of civilized society can pursue his individual ends so much more successfully than he could alone.

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