The Disease it Purports to Cure
By Arnold Kling
historically poverty has never been ended by central planners. It is only ended by “searchers”, both economic and political, who explore solutions by trial and error, have a way to get feedback on the ones that work, and then expand the ones that work, all of this in an unplanned, spontaneous way.
Read the whole essay. I found out about it from Tim Worstall.