Saturday 2010-12-11

Supposedly Adam Ferguson was the first to talk about spontaneous order.

"Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design."
-- Ferguson, 1767: Pt. 3.2, An Essay on the History of Civil Society