Frankenstein Economics is killing capitalism
By Paul B. Farrell
Oct. 23, 2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Requiem music soars, capitalism’s grand finale. Death by self-inflicted economicus extremis. Undead enemies, wounded zombies, ghouls, ghosts, vampires seek revenge, want blood
For over two centuries capitalists have been dissecting and replacing body parts on Adam Smith’s theories, patching together a monster Frankenstein Economics. Once it worked for the whole economy. But now the monster is on a rampage, destroying itself, failing the nation that gave it life.
Cue music. An ominous fog. The beat of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” consumes the cemetery of economic horrors: “Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood.” Crypts in the Adam Smith mausoleum are readied to hold the failing parts of a dying Frankenstein Economics, to hold the doomed parts for all eternity.
Yes American capitalists are now self-destructing, killing American capitalism, our democracy, and next, the world economy. Listen to the beat of “Thriller:”
“They’re out to get you … No one’s gonna save you … from the beast about to strike … The foulest stench’s in the air … The funk of forty thousand years … Grizzly ghouls from every tomb … are closing in to seal your doom … You fight to stay alive … Your body starts to shiver … No mere mortal can resist … the evil of the Thriller.”