Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 17, 2021

in Complexity & Emergence, Hayek

… is from page 33 of volume III (“The Political Order of a Free People,” 1979) of F.A. Hayek’s Law, Legislation, and Liberty:

The basic source of social order, however, is not a deliberate decision to adopt certain common rules, but the existence among the people of certain opinions of what is right and wrong. What made the Great Society [that is, the extended classical-liberal, commerce-filled order] possible was not a deliberate imposition of rules of conduct, but the growth of such rules among men who had little idea of what would be the consequence of their general observance.

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