Welcome to www.extendedsociety.com. This will be a place for all to give their opinion on political economic matters. Please feel free to comment, send links and submit your own post. We are always looking for contributors please e-mai; email@example.com.
The Extended order is an economics and sociology concept introduced by Friedrich August von Hayek in his book The Fatal Conceit. It is a description of what happens when a system embraces specialization and trade and “constitutes an information gathering process, able to call up, and put to use, widely dispersed information that no central planning agency, let alone any individual, could know as a whole, possess or control.
The fundamental problem for social scientists is to create a society in which this dispersed information best is utilized. We call this the Extended Society.
This blog will tempt to a give an political economic opinion on many contemporary topics such as, the Euro, climate change, the welfare, education and trade. We are firm believers of freedom of speech, but do not simply hide behind it and will try and put a clear coherent argument to back it up our opinions.
The purpose of this blog is not to lecture or to have the final word, but to start a debate or conversation. Which means you might find a couple of things in the following blogs to quarrel about: In fact we’d be disappointed if you did not!
I would very much enjoy to read and publish your comments and posts especially when strong arguments and examples are given in support to make the debate as constructive and enlightening as possible.Your comments and opinions s may change making us all wiser. Taking a leaf out of John Stuart Mill’s book as he once wrote:
“It is hardly possible to overrate the vale of placing human beings in contact with persons dissimilar to themselves and with modes of thought and actions unlike those which they are familiar.”
Looking forward to you comments and contributions,
Henry and Lawrence Gruijters.
Disclaimer The opinions our those of the authors and not related to the company they work for or the website itself. In the extended society we will try and credit relevant authors were this is due. If for any reason you feel your work has not been credited as it should please feel free to e-mail the extended society at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will amend any errors made.