“Liberty is essential in order to leave room for the unforeseeable and unpredictable; we want it because we have learned to expect from it the opportunity of realizing many of our aims. It is because every individual knows so little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it.”

in F.A. Hayek, Liberty, Writers

-F.A. HayekThe Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Paperback edition, 1978), p. 29.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: