Posts Tagged ‘friedman’

Epic fail

According to Dutch prime minister Balkenende, the current global financial crisis is due to the failing of man, not the market (links to Dutch site). What the hell does that mean? What is market mechanism other than the way people let channel their greed into something that could be used by others? Balkenende, a conservative […]

Politicians focused too much on market, says politician

This is absolutely brilliant. Mr. Tjeenk Willink, chairman of the Dutch government’s primary advisary board, the Raad van State, says that politicians have been focusing too much on market mechanisms in the past. Really? Did we really need a financial crisis to realise that? I remember thinking that when they sold off our postal services […]