Tuesday, 29 October 2019

"Since only situations which have been created by human will can be called just or unjust, the particulars of a spontaneous order cannot be just or unjust: if it is not the intended or foreseen result of somebody’s action … this cannot be called just or unjust." #QotD


"If we apply the terms [just or unjust] to a state of affairs, they have meaning only in so far as we hold someone responsible for bringing it about or allowing it to come about ...
    "Since only situations which have been created by human will can be called just or unjust, the particulars of a spontaneous order cannot be just or unjust: if it is not the intended or foreseen result of somebody’s action … this cannot be called just or unjust."

          ~ F.A. Hayek, from his book The Mirage of Social Justice.

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