Wednesday 27 November 2013

What a Difference a Day Makes.

November 26. John Aziz warns us: "humanity is engaged in an epic battle against fast-adapting and merciless predators" (Link)

"Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse
"The perverse economics of the antibiotics industry means the human race could be in trouble"

So, there you have it: markets are perversely ushering in a post-apocalyptic, post-antibiotic world.


24 little hours later…


November 27. John Aziz, always the creative soul, channels Ronald Reagan's ghost against Pope Paco (or Pancho or Chico, for Latin American readers):

"Hey, Pope Francis: Markets are the solution, not the problem
"Capitalism gets a bad rap from the new pontiff"

After Subjectivism (the very most bestest idea ever in economics, bar none), Aziz says, the markets are, like, mega-awesomeness embodied:
"This doesn't mean that markets are perfect systems, or that they are the end of history. But the historical record suggests that states charged with vigilance for the common good should establish market economies." (Link)


So, let me quote my own notable: Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot-Bang-Query-Bang-Query.