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P.J. O?Rourke on the Death of Capitalism

posted 450 weeks ago on CrossingWallStreet.com

From the Financial Times: The free market is dead. It was killed by the Bolshevik Revolution, fascist dirigisme, Keynesianism, the Great Depression, the second world war economic controls, the Labour party victory of 1945, Keynesianism again, the Arab oil embargo, Anthony Giddens?s ?third way? and the current financial crisis. The free market has died at least 10 times in the past century. And whenever the market expires people want to know what Adam Smith would say. It is a moment of, ?Hello, God, how?s my atheism going?? Adam Smith would be laughing too hard to say anything. Smith spotted the precise cause of our economic calamity not just before it happened but 232 years before ? probably a record for going short. ?A dwelling-house, as such, contributes nothing to the revenue of its

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