torsdag 26 mars 2009

Marknadskapitalism & den osynliga och blodiga handen

DN 25 mars, "Bonusdebatten svallar"
DN 25 mars, "Lundby-Wedin ångrar sig"
DN, "Läsarna 'Avgå Lundby-Wedin'"

“There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
Investmentbankiren Warren Buffett i intervju med New York Times
Ben Stein, "In class warfare, guess which class is winning", NYT 26 november 2006


Emma Rothschild om "osynliga handen"-metaforen och dess ursprung i Shakespeares Macbeth som natten som döljer Macbeths brott:
"The earlier [före Adam Smith] intellectual history of invisible hands turns out to be generally grim. The most famous invisible hand in Anglo-Scottish literature is that of Macbeth’s providence. “And with thy bloody and invisible hand,” Macbeth apostrophizes the night in Act III, in the scene immediately before the banquet and Banquo’s murder; he asks the darkness to cover up the crimes he is about to commit:

'Come, seeling night,
Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day,
And with thy bloody and invisible hand
Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond
Which keeps me pale.'"
Emma Rotschild, Economic Sentiments. Harvard UP, 2001. (finns här)
John Kay, "A message from Macbeth, and Adam Smith", Financial Times 15 september 2003

"The notion of 'laissez-faire' is a grotesque misrepresentation of what free markets actually require and entail."
Cass Sunstein, Free Markets and Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 1997), s 5.

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