The Spontaneous Order of Politics
The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 2018
17 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2018
Date Written: Jan 2018
Traditional public choice analysis implicitly views political outcomes as the intention of a single-minded person. This view is seriously misguided. Rather than viewing politics as being done by one person or a group of persons acting in concert, this paper presents an Austrian economist's thoughts on what an Austrian theory of public choice would look like. Particular attention is paid to the emergent, rather than additive, quality that political outcomes exhibit.
Keywords: Austrian Economics, Spontaneous Order Theorizing, Use of Knowledge
JEL Classification: B53, H11, H20
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