Vortex Archer : the history of freeorder, an arrow in flight
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The purpose of this discussion is so that we may take heart from the work that has been done, and continues all around us. We need stories, and there is a great one in the emergence of freeorder. We that we can each play our part in its continuation — the flight of the arrow of liberty, creativity, and reason.
* The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE •••) has been and remains one of the great foundation stones for the emergence of freeorder, now accelerating all over the world.
V Phoenicia, the strategy of gifts left on beaches as a way to begin trade relations with strangers:
* See modern employment of this idea by Mark Frazier, Openworld, Inc. “Phoenician traders used this approach to establish the world’s first network of free economic zones.” Openworld
> Spain, 9-11th centuries, the city of Toledo a civil edge of the Moslem/Christian confluence. Toledo
> The Netherlands, 17th Century
> The American Colonies, Conceived in Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard
V William Vassall, 1645, Plymouth, Liberty of Conscience
* In 1645, Plymouth, Massachusetts, "... William Vassall, a leading merchant, presented to the General Court of Plymouth as well as to that of Massachusetts Bay a petition for complete religious liberty—to grant 'full and free tolerance of religion to all men that will preserve the civil peace and submit unto the government.' … 'All men' meant exactly that, including Familists, Roman Catholics, and Jews." —Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, Vol. 1, Ch. 36.
> Dorothy Carpenter’s biography of William Vassall •••
* This story does not begin with the founding of the United States, an event far along the course of the arrow.
V Boland and Haywood - development of special economic zones, China, UAE.
* For more on this see Openworld
V Events of Significance (timeline)
> Mont Pelerin Society: founding meeting, 1947
V William Voker Fund makes it’s first investment in liberty. About Volker: Mr. Anonymous,: The story of William Volker,
by Herbert C. Cornuelle •••
* The Voker Fund hired Murray Rothbard as a researcher. <year?> Notes made by Murray during that time are available somewhere on line <not too helpful, yet>
> Fifth Institute on Freecom and Competitive Enterprise, 1958.
* Miller & Drexler publish on Agoric Systems, 1988: ”Markets and Computation: Agoric Open Systems," in B. A. Huberman, ed., The Ecology of Computation (Amsterdam: North-Holland).
V Don Lavoie publishes on the work of Miller & Drexler: “High Tech Hayekians” ••• (found on the website of Phil Salin •••)
V Lavoie’s paper appeared originally in the journal "Market Process", Spring 1990, Vol 8.
* “The scholarly publication ‘Market Process’ played the central role in the transformation of the market process school from a hesitant subset of traditional Austrian economics into a bold new research programme.” —from http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-market-process (the pdf flyer available on that page).
V Pioneering Ventures: 20th century analysts, collectors and distributors of ideas and connectors of people
* The Bow Group, London, founded by Ernest Benn and associates, 1955
* Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), founded by Leonard Read, 1946
* Mont Pelerin Society, 1947
* Institute for Economic Affairs, London, 1955
* The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been and remains one of the great foundation stones for the emergence of freeorder, now accelerating all over the world. This video ••• tells the story.
* Institute for Humane Studies
* Rampart College and The Freedom School, Larkspur, Colorado, founded by Robert LeFevre, editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, about 1958.
> Glyphs
V Books
* <insert link to a bibliography kept elsewhere that pertains to most or all vortices. The list here will supplement that with books of particular historical interest, and may point out particular aspects of books in the general list.>
V Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots of Capitalism, by Gene W. Heck
* v Mulligan : Arabic inscriptions on the last coinage issued by Charlemagne. Gene W. Heck explains why.
* The Hanseatic League, by Helen Zimmern
* Radicals for Capitalism
V Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement, by Nicole Hoplin and Ron Robinson, 2008.
* Most relevant to freeorder are the chapters on William Volker and Anthony Fisher.
* The only thing “conservative” about freeorder is comittment to the conservation of liberty. Our view of conservatism makes us radical and liberal, in the original sense of those words: a radical (to the roots) commitment to the freedom of every single human being.
> Inventing Freedom, Daniel Hannan
* Islam and the Discovery of Freedom, Rose Wilder Lane, edited and with commentary by Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad.
* [this will eventually point to a large bibliography]
V Topics to be developed
V Mont Pelerin Society, founded 1947
* The Road from Mont Pèlerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective, With a New Preface, by Philip Mirowski
* The arrow and the archer are perceived only by looking backwards through time, often with astonishment at the revelation.
* The emergence of novel ideas, often with the support of conversations sometimes extensively distibuted in space and time.
V Evolution of forms of agreement allowing for the accumulation and management of capital.
V Evolution of mechanisms of exchange and economic calculation
* See Mulligan
* Gene Heck’s Charlegmagne, Muhammad and the Arab Roots of Capitalism, 2006, on the transmission of new forms of business association from Islam to the West.
V F. W. Maitland on the origin of trusts. … and elsewhere on Islamic waqfs.
V Good book on Maitland’s work listed here:
* F. W. Maitland and the Making of the Modern World (Published originally in The Making of the Modern World, by Alan Macfarlane, Palgrave, 2002)
* http://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/180.html — a list of Macfarlane books for download without charge. Thank you, Alan.
> Notes
> Participants in this vortex