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Volume 15  Number 2  •  Fall 2010
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Reply to Gus diZerega
By Timothy M. Sandefur
This article appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of The Independent Review

Hayek’s 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.”

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