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The Economist Who Said Maybe

The answer to most economic questions begins with “I don’t know”

MARCH 21, 2014 by MICHAEL CLARK

Humility is the most crucial lesson of economics; the power of spontaneous order in the market always outpaces what any individual can imagine.

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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