Saturday, January 09, 2010

Looking for perfection and finding blemishes

A recent post of mine over on the Blog at Mises.org:









Looking for perfection and finding blemishes
Jim Fedako


SS218.jpgAs a matter of fact, modern agricultural nationalism has this in common with other aspects of contemporary economic policy that, far from being a rationally planned system well thought out in detail, it is an agglomeration of improvisations and hit-or-miss emergency measures, which ends by coalescing into something more consistent that ambitious governments can easily represent as the result of a preconceived plan.

With those words, Wilhelm Röpke unveils the truth behind every instance of spin that claims government planning has succeeded in the past. Yet, only sentences later, he makes peace with planning in agriculture.

International Economic Disintegration is a challenge for those looking for a solid stance on liberty. But it is an important book nonetheless.

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