Capitolism

by Don Boudreaux on July 14, 2009

in Politics

Here’s a letter that I sent a few days ago to the Washington Post:

Dear Editor:

Five-hundred and thirty-six officials – one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and the others a few blocks down that boulevard of brazen busybodies – are frenetically trying to lord it over ever-more vast aspects of our lives.  Sen. Orrin Hatch wants Washington to correct what he divines to be imperfections in the method of choosing which teams compete in post-season college football games.  Pres. Obama wants to mute changes in oil prices.  And a majority of these savior-wannabes seek to remake health-care delivery, run automobile companies, protect us from financial risks, and, generally, to mandate, prohibit, and regulate us all into velvet-lined shackles.

I have a name for this repulsive social system: Capitolism.

Sincerely,
Donald J. Boudreaux

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