It is not so much a matter of Adam Smith “defending” capitalism as it is of capitalists appropriating Smith, and often against his expressed wishes.
An economy without values has no future, and no bailout of whatever size can rescue it.
Substance will get you nowhere in the blood sport of politics. Rather, you must give the pundits what they crave, like an addict craves his “fix.”
The Republicans are not even an anti-abortion party, much less a pro-life party.
John C. Médaille takes his wife to see The Lady in the Van.
The most hated man in all of literature is likely Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed his friend and teacher with a kiss.
The commons has disappeared into the corporate collective, a collective as brutal and as unfree as anything ever imagined by Josef Stalin.