Hayeks observations regarding spontaneous order are interesting and helpful as a descriptive matter, but without something more they provide an insufficient basis for a critique of intentional planning. Criticizing efforts at constructivist rationalism simply on the grounds that they interfere with the spontaneous generation of social institutions is as nonsensical as telling a lion not to eat an antelope because doing so would be bad for evolution.
|Other Independent Review articles by Timothy Sandefur|
|Summer 2009||Some Problems with Spontaneous Order|
|Summer 2005||Freedom and the Burden of Proof: Randy E. Barnetts New Book on the Constitution|
|Summer 2002||The Common Law Right to Earn a Living|