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A discussion forum on ideas, principles, and policies that help create a good society.

F A Hayek popularised the concept of Spontaneous Order--the order that is a result of human action but not of human design.

The order of the clock, or the army or the firm is a result of human design. But the order of the market, language, law, and morals is a result of purposive human action and not of a design of a human mind. Hayek contended that the most critical institutions of a good society are the result of human action but not of human design.

Spontaneous Order works well when the rules of interaction are well defined. The ethics of discourse requires a simple rule: Argue about the ideas, not the people who put forth them. No personal attacks; no ad hominems. Anyone who violates this basic ethics of discourse shall be removed from the discussion list.

Parth J Shah


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  • 501
  • Libertarian
  • Nov 29, 2000
  • English

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