August 17, 2002 3:13 PM   Subscribe

Thomas Frank lays it down for you again, anyone still yearning for a more unfettered free market. via anfin
posted by engelr (2 comments total)

So, too, with Glassman. Instead of being required to write, "I will not confuse libertarian hallucinations with practical investment advice" 36,000 times, he was indulged with a seat on President Bush's 21st Century Workforce Council.

Thomas Frank has a way with words. I do think he gives some of the pundits a little too much credit for shaping public opinion, though. The pundits might like to see themselves as dams or breakwaters corralling the tides of public opinion, but I see them more as white-water rafters frantically paddling along to follow these tides. Instead of providing new information, many of them seem to simply to spit our own views back to us in a way that seems to give them meaning. Many of them, but not all of them, fortunately.

That said, I really enjoyed the article and thought it made a lot of persuasive points. Thanks for the excellent link, engelr!
posted by smrtsch at 3:55 PM on August 17, 2002

"Maybe this is what happens to a country when commentary on matters economic becomes the exclusive province of business thinkers."


Good links.
posted by AlexSteffen at 5:41 PM on August 17, 2002

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