Studies in Emergent Order is pleased to publish “The Theater of Tensions” by Troy Earl Camplin and “The Problem of Injustice: Toward Pragmatic Libertarian Answers” by Laurent Dobuzinskis.
Troy Camplin’s paper is an examination of how theaters exist in several overlapping spontaneous orders. Theaters receive their funding though philanthropy, the market, and the democratic process, and must balance the demands of all of these with the artistic needs of the productions. Using interviews with local theater directors, this paper explains how the values inherent in artistic production interact with market values, urban values, philanthropic values, and democratic values create tensions in theaters that help to mold them into unique organizations.
Laurent Dobuzinskis’s article poses the problem of how to ensure the congruence of markets and liberal democracies as interconnected yet distinct forms of spontaneous order. In the political sphere, justice is a challenge that needs to be addressed in its own terms. To confront injustices, and thereby to legitimize a liberal democratic regime capable of so doing without unduly interfering with economic freedom, this paper argues that the elements of a solution can be found in a modified version of the concept of Basic Income–one, however, that would not be made available to those who deliberately chose not to work and which would be geared toward maximally helping the working poor.
Troy Earl Camplin earned a PhD in the Humanities from University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Richardson, Texas. Laurent Dobuzinskis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.
Studies in Emergent Order (SIEO) is an open-access journal dedicated to fostering research, discussion and publication concerning the roles played by and implications of emergent order phenomena, particularly in society but not excluding other areas.