Thursday, November 26, 2009

A freedom to end all freedoms

Maurice Saatchi, Financial Times:

After 100 years of competition, the record seems to show that Marx was right – the end result of competition is the end of competition. Marx foresaw constant internecine warfare among capitalists, resulting in fewer and fewer controlling vaster and vaster empires. Any current description of the financial services sector can validate that.

If sporting events were structured in a way that allowed winning teams to claim the resources and personnel of the losers, and this process was carried on in perpetuity, fans would likely regard the outcome as unacceptable.

Of course, in matters that relate to our daily lives, this happens all the time -- and it goes by the name of "freedom!"

1 comment:

Montag said...

your post title kills me. well played.