Thursday, November 23, 2006
MAD MILTON NO MORE
The infamous libertarian economist Milton Friedman has passed away, is the planet better or worse off without him ? I go for the former. I'm sure that a great many people would concur, In Chile the murderous regime of Pinochet embraced his economic philosophy while murdering and torturing thousands as they did so. The brutal Thatcher and Reagan regimes also loved him, what a legacy, I think that if the Chilean people thought about him at all, it would only be to wish him a lingering, miserable painful end. Big business and vast profits always came first and people came second with this monetary hoodlum, he was an evil man, just like his fellow Nobel Laureate the peace loving Henry Kissinger. What I ask myself is, was it unconscious evil or did they really believe in what they were doing and saying ? Strangely enough I reckon that the loosely wrapped Friedman was enough of a 'space man' not to know, but Kissinger ? never ! he knew alright.