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A Real Phony

"You're wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you're right. She isn't a phony because she's a real phony. She really believes all this crap she believes. You can't talk her out of it.... She's nuts."

~ Of Holly Golightly, from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)

"While central planning may no longer be a credible form of economic organization, the intellectual battle for its rival - free-market capitalism - is far from won."

"Anti-capitalist virulence appears strongest from those who confuse "crony capitalism" with free markets. Crony capitalism abounds when government leaders, usually in exchange for political support, routinely bestow favours on private-sector individuals or businesses. That is not capitalism. It is called corruption."

~ Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who centrally controlled and underpriced the most over-leveraged interest rate in the world for 18 years and is now cashing in like a reality TV celebrity. Financial Times, January 30, 2012, under the fanciful title: "Meddle with the Market at Your Peril"

 


Frederick Sheehan writes a blog at www.aucontrarian.com

 

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