Why does spontaneous order work in the classroom and society? Because individuals in community, learn to compete; to launch efforts to serve the community while also helping themselves, without being brutish and nasty.
A few months ago, one Eagle started a store at school, selling snacks for admittedly high prices. Still, with a monopoly, she did quite well.
Yesterday, a competitor opened, with lower prices and different offerings.
Neither Eagle is selling health food – these are middle school efforts, not adult directed activities. Nor has the original entrepreneur lowered her prices – at least not yet. But healthier food and lower prices will emerge, if the individuals who make up the market demand it.
Competition within community, that’s what makes a health civil society.