Celebrate Spontaneous Order in Music, Art, Science, Crafts, Business and Everything Else

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Two brief quotes of von Mises:

“Social cooperation among individuals—society—can be based either upon spontaneous coordination or upon command and subordination…”


“The market economy was not devised by a master mind; it was not first planned as an utopian scheme and then put to work. Spontaneous actions of individuals, aiming at nothing else than at the improvement of their own state of satisfaction, undermined the prestige of the coercive status system step by step.”

I could have chosen opera, classical music, dance, theater, technology, science, business operations, art, architecture, literature, invention, exploration, agricultural arts, cooking, medicine, or any other field of free human endeavor in order to illustrate the workings of human beings via spontaneous actions of individuals that produce social cooperation as well as identifiably good results. I chose something I know about, which is jazz. LRC is, after all, not only anti-state and anti-war, but also pro-market and the latter not only in the abstract.

8:50 am on November 2, 2012