Small, Individual, Creative Efforts Change the World

Don Boudreaux writing on Cafe Hayek:

Almost every one of the goods and services that are routine in modern, commercial society is the result of a long series of mostly small, individual, creative efforts to improve an existing situation — to build a better mousetrap, to find materials that make a more comfortable mattress, to engineer a marginally more reliable internal-combustion engine…

Wholesale creation is easy to imagine but shockingly difficult to carry out successfully. Creative spontaneous order is difficult to imagine, but its empirical track record is outstanding.

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