The Witch is Dead! The Witch is Dead!

Here’s a gentle fist in the air, dedicated to The Wicked Witch of the Midwest, the man who made it acceptable to say “democracy” when you mean “free-market capitalism”.

One summary of his position on Chile described it as “freer markets led to free people, and that Chile had an unfree economy, which led to a dictatorship, which then implemented open economy policies, and later became politically free.” A loose translation of that would be “stop fucking with the money and we’ll let you vote, you damned peasants.”

(For the naysayers, I’ve seen the movie the summary describes, and the summary is faithful to his expressed views.)