Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 8, 2013

in Competition, Complexity & Emergence, Growth, Hayek

… is from page 189 of Hayek’s important 1968 essay “Competition as a Discovery Procedure,” reprinted as chapter 12 in Hayek’s 1978 collection, New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas:

Strange though this may seem at first sight, a high rate of growth is more often than not evidence that opportunities have been neglected in the past.  Thus, a high rate of growth can sometimes testify to bad policies of the past rather than good policies of the present.

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