Norman Barry

Norman Barry was an author and professor of political science at the University of Buckingham. He was an expert on the works of Friedrich Hayek and Frederic Bastiat and was also an early exponent of public choice theory. He passed away in October 2008.


Rule of Law

by Norman Barry on Aug 15, 2008

The rule of law keeps society protected and in order by holding everyone – including government – accountable to objective standards of behavior.


The Tradition of Spontaneous Order

by Norman Barry on Jun 1, 1982

“Men will have to design those institutions that will automatically encourage them to maximize their long-run interests.”


Spontaneous Order

by Norman Barry on Aug 15, 2008

Spontaneous order theory suggests that society is the aggregate of individual action, and that institutions of society form without government planning.


Reader’s Forum: On Spontaneous Order

by Various Authors on Dec 1, 1982

Literature of Liberty readers, writers, and reviewers engage in a roundtable discussion of spontaneous order.


Editorial: Hayek

by Leonard P. Liggio on Dec 1, 1982

“Hayek…weave[d] together the legal, historical, political, and economic dimensions of the freedoms implied in a spontaneous-order social science methodology.”


Editorial: Social Order & Economics

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1982

“There are many aspects of society (most of the interesting aspects) that can be understood and explained only through the use of invisible hand explanations.”


The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.