The difference with Hayek is that Keynesians, and even most anti-Keynesians, see the market mechanism not as handed down from Sinai or installed by visiting extraterrestrial demi-gods. We see it as having evolved over thousands of years by ingenious Solons, establishing laws about property and the acquiring of goods by purchase in the market instead of by the strong simply taking from the weak.

Abba P. Lerner