glyph 634: balance (tao): designed orders, spontaneous orders ... cultural ascent . foundations for community that rest on deep respect for each individual . emergence of complex orders from simple actions . social orders resulting from human action but not from human design) ... Ayn Rand, F. A. Hayek, Karl Popper, Michael Polanyi, Ludwig von Mises, Louie from the Beet Field


Ayn Rand and the Emergence of Freeorder

streams to rivers to ocean

The river of ideas and 'sense of life' that Ayn Rand started has been running through the world, underground. Tributaries to that river are springing up everywhere, catching some of the best young people in their currents, sweeping them into larger streams of Freeorder, all destined to make an ocean whose waters drawn upward by the hopes of a billion suns will bless the earth with new rain.

*Freeorder names an emergent worldwide culture sustained through quest serving balances among designed and spontaneous orders.

I coined the word freeorder out of a sense of necessity, inspired by the work of F. A. Hayek (Ch. 2, Law, Legislation and Liberty), and by his search for a word suitable to name his point of view (postscript for The Constitution of Liberty). —Leif Smith
June 28, 2022; edited/updated August 1, 2022

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