Hayek von Pinochet

Apparently “spontaneous order” is sometimes not quite spontaneous enough and requires a brutal dictatorship to impose it on the unwilling masses.

(I feel there is a fairly deep diagnosis of what is wrong with libertarianism peeking out from under the edges of this little illustrative episode. Libertarianism is a cartoon, fake version of the freedom promised by an actual democratic society. And substituting it for actual democracy requires some combination of violence and deception.)