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  • Daniel B. Klein


"The idea of spontaneous order is here exposited by analogy with roller skating at a roller rink. In the roller rink and in the economy, the key ingredient of spontaneous order is coincidence of interest. This makes the beneficial outcome possible. Central planning is bound to fail if for no other reason than because of the knowledge problem. The meaning of 'spontaneous' is discussed, along with the limits of the principle." Copyright (c) Institute of Economic Affairs 2006.

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  • Daniel B. Klein, 2006. "RINKONOMICS: A WINDOW ON SPONTANEOUS ORDER -super-1," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(4), pages 64-67, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecaffa:v:26:y:2006:i:4:p:64-67

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    1. Harper, David A. & Endres, Anthony M., 2012. "The anatomy of emergence, with a focus upon capital formation," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 352-367.
    2. Lynne Kiesling, 2015. "Klein, Daniel B., Knowledge and coordination: A liberal interpretation," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 28(2), pages 213-216, June.

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