Tag Archives: Greed is Good

Good Capitalists

Some of us didn’t get the memo, the one about capitalism being the best thing ever. So we didn’t set out to become rich, only successful – successful at something useful to others, or if not that, something that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Only in the Abstract

It spite of the fact that the economic social theories that sound nifty never just never seem to work out – like communism, which appealed to half the world for a good part of a century – we do like … Continue reading

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Survival of the Kindest and Least Righteous

Those of us of Czech heritage don’t exactly fit in – it’s that Middle European fatalism you might expect, but mixed with playful cynicism, with a dash of comic irreverence. We’re not all doom and gloom like the Scandinavians, or … Continue reading

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Cupcakes and Bubbles

Cupcakes and Bubbles – no, that’s not the two new women at the Body Shop on Sunset. It’s just two ways of thinking about the economy. It’s easy to deal with the Body Shop, the most famous all-nude-girls-all-the-time gentlemen’s club … Continue reading

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