Science

From Libertarian Wiki

Adam Smith's invisible hand is the classic embodiment of the libertarian perspective in a model of how the world work. Today, there is increasing interest among scientists in formally describing systems that behave in an ordered way without any centralized controlling entity. The control freaks and megalomaniacs will have trouble with this idea, but libertarians should find it intuitive.

Wikipedia articles on these topics:

  • Complex systems
  • Self-organization

Eusocial insects cooperate without anyone telling another what to do [1], as do the cells in your body.

Many libertarians also believe that a more widespread appreciation of economics would promote the libertarian cause. In particular Public choice theory in many ways describes the inefficiencies of government decision making.

Book reviews

  • Review of Six Degrees: the science of a connected age at the blog Eternal Vigilance. This book explains social network theory.