Subtle as a Shotgun Blast to the Face

Dear Philip J. Strina, Business and Legal Affairs

As you probably know, Adam Smith, the father of modern economic theory, coined term ?the invisible hand? 250 years ago to describe the supposed self-regulating nature of the marketplace. This laissez-faire philosophy became the maxim of many American capitalists who fought any effort to criminalize their profits. But then, as the Keynsians predicted, gambling with other people's money resulted in a devastating economic collapse. And so the crooked brokers trusted their recovery to the very real hands of Brad Pitt and his 12-gauge stimulus plan. Or so the story goes... (CONT'D)
11-30-2012 01:51 PM

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