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Very lame

After von Mises' Human Action, this is like a second rate material anarchists strive for. Anarchists want to use the following principle: "while we cannot explain details and components of an anarchist society, the latter will miraculously work as a whole by itself, trust us."

Emergence principle is okay when we already understand the system as a whole. But according to von Mises, no understanding of the whole economy or society is possible - economy is a constant gamble, speculation and anticipation. Everything is in constant flux. Society itself is an abstraction that simply means a number of individuals, each with his/her own free will to think rationally or not, at every given moment. Anarchists are exposed, again.