Will Supplies Last?
The spontaneous emergence of social cooperation—the emergence of a system vastly more complex, responsive and efficient than any government could organize—is not universally acknowledged or appreciated. It discomforts a certain political sensibility, the one that exaggerates the importance of government and the competence of the political class.
This is in the context of a review of Russ Roberts’ The Price of Everything. Will gives the book a good review in both senses of the word “good.” That is, he praises it. He also ho
nmes in on its main message.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if, because of all the favorable attention Roberts’ book is receiving, sellers were to run out of stock?