The Center for Market Education (CME) is an academic and educational initiative supported by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). CME mission is to promote the importance of pluralism in economics education and a better understanding of the driving forces of the market process.
The market is often looked at as a state of affair, to be judged by its outcomes, and somehow potentially subject to central direction. Such a perspective fails to appreciate the complex dynamics that generates those outcomes: consequences are the result of human actions and interactions. Moreover, the consequences are often unintended and the market outcome can be defined as the result of human action but not of human design (spontaneous order).