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New Orleans Remix

Worth checking out this recently published book. As has been variously argued, jazz as a spontaneous order makes a nonsense of the vulgar rationalisms peddled by the “cultural appropriation” fundamentalists. Conversationjack sullivanJazzmusicnew orleansregressive leftSpontaneous order

In defence of spontaneous order: Hayek and libertarianism

The Economist  Abstract  According to Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek and everyone else who knows what he or she is talking about, well-functioning markets depend, inter alia, upon clear property rights and a judicial system that enforces agreements and resolve disputes. It’s true that Friedrich Hayek, whom Mr Linker shamelessly abuses, is the most prominent 20th-century…

Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Order Theorist

H/T to Sanford Ikeda (click image for podcast). Sandy (with Gene Callahan) has written on this topic for C+T (issue 1:3): “Jane Jacobs’ Critique of Rationalism in Urban Planning”. Austrian Economicscitiescosmos & taxisEconomicseconomics detectiveemergent orderGene CallahanJane JacobsPierre DesrochersrationalismSanford IkedaSpontaneous order

Review of “Pops”

Here’s a review from the very excellent Journal of Jazz Studies. Along with Teachout’s “Pops” I can also highly recommend Ricky Riccardi’s What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years since together one gets a fuller and more rounded picture of America’s greatest art form and greatest artist. Both Teachout and Riccardi are masterful…