The Dartmouth Observer
Monday, September 16, 2002
The Emporer has No Clothes on- Piercing the Fog of Lies
I found a particularly wonderful article today that I sent out to my mailing list.
There was a particularly cheesy op/ed in the NY Times today lying about minimun wage and such. It took its inspiration from Nickel and Dimed written by that woman Barbara Ehrenreich, who is, I beleive, a medical doctor and a columnist, not a trained economist nor a poor person. More clueless harpies opining about things outside of their expertise in the name of good intentions.
"Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse or omission . . . Innumerable speculative thinkers, inventors and organizers, have contributed to the comfort, health and happiness of their fellow men - because that was not their intention."
--Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine
If after reading this article, you question whether greedy capitalist can make things better, I encourage to read Smith's Wealth of Nations or listen to this pre-eminent economist on Real Player or read the transcript.