If by some new magic, this land should suddenly See justice done swiftly and impartially In government and business alike— With no tyrant or scoundrel ever again Escaping what is due him by law— America would soon discover not only What peace and order she has been missing, But the security that comes from having the leaders Fear crossing that dreadful line beyond which Cheating is not an option.
Here are four various economic systems, explained in brief fashion from my point of view.
Capitalismis where people swim at their own risk as they try to earn for themselves what they want—despite the fact that there’s always danger to the society from the powerful among the greedy and corrupt.
Once fake money is introduced into an economy, the people who print it have nearly-unlimited power to do whatever they’d like to remake the society as they want it to be. And this leaves few easily-traceable footprints other than inflation—and inflation may be convincingly explained to many as the result of other less-alarming causes. Indeed, few will be willing to believe that anyone could play a game at that level with their society, and will be glad to lay the blame on something other than what it really is.
Let us all give thanks For the Internet and email and text messages and TV and radio— Those unassailable domains of the marketers, Who, being the heirs apparent of all humanity, Have brought our race finally to this glorious maturity, Born again by way of the ever-gushing font of ads— That life-giving stream, as from Eden itself— Without which no one could ever know What to think of himself Or what he needs Or how to find His own way To market!