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Symposium on Chartier’s Anarchy and Legal Order

September 18, 2014 by

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Studies in Emergent Order is proud to publish a symposium on Professor Gary Chartier’s Anarchy and Legal Order. Dr. Chartier’s book explores how law can exist in stateless societies, how law in stateless societies can promote peaceful, voluntary cooperation, and why the existence of the state harms this cooperation from an anti-capitalist perspective. This symposium features scholarly […]

Symposium on Bruni’s The Genesis and Ethos of the Market

July 22, 2014 by

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Studies in Emergent Order is proud to publish a symposium on Professor Luigino Bruni’s The Genesis and Ethos of the Market. Dr. Bruni’s book explores the history of capitalism and its underlying culture, emphasizing the role markets play in facilitating community and cooperation. He argues that markets promote, rather than oppose, civic virtue and the common […]

Hayek on spontaneous order and evolution

May 14, 2011 by

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Eliana Santanatoglia has posted a lecture F. A. Hayek gave on evolution and spontaneous order at Lindau, Germany during the 33rd meeting of Nobel Laureates. She also pointed out that May 8 is his birthday.

Richard Cornuelle (1927-2011): With Gratitude and Remembrance

April 28, 2011 by

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Richard Cornuelle passed away April 26.  Blessedly, his passing was quiet.  And with his passing a man who was vitally important in my own life, and ultimately responsible for this journal, has left for other things.  I miss him deeply. And I believe our community would do well to remember him.

Classical Liberal confusions about democracy

April 25, 2011 by

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I think it ironic and perhaps tragic that classical liberals, who more than any other intellectual community appreciate how markets are emergent orders, make the same mistakes over democracy that central planners make regarding markets.

Emergence and Subjectivist Economics

April 17, 2011 by

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Marginal utility theory solved an old economic problem, explaining how prices were set in the market, replacing the labor theory of value.  The key insight was that value as reflected by price was set by the collective impact of millions of independent decisions by consumers participating in the market. Therefore price mirrored the collective values […]

The Vocabulary of Emergence

April 13, 2011 by

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This post repeats and slightly expands and clarifies a blog I wrote about a year and a half ago, reporting on the deceisions a group of scholars came to concerning the different terminologies that had risen within various disciplines that had independently arrived at studying emergent order phenomena. The resulting terminological diversity led to problems […]