Re: Lord Rees-Mogg on Democracy
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 10:30:57 -0400 (EDT)

To: Burt's List and Anton Sherwood ><, who wrote in his
97-09-30 22:13:18 EDT post to list extropians:
> You don't like Hayek?
I like him as just much as I like von Mises, Max Weber, Gottfried Dietze,
Richard M Weaver, Russell Kirk, Milton Mayer, Murray N. Rothbard, Milton
Friedman, or Peter Drucker. Every thing they wrote was interesting,
enlightening, and true. Every young person should read them, in addition to
many other authors.

But like the version of Moses described in the The Pentateuch And Haftorahs,
the Douay (Catholic) version, and the King James version of the Bible all
compiled and edited by Ezra the priest with his decree from the King of
Persia to make the priestly establishment (Ezra 7:24) exempt from the first
tithe; these clever fellows from central Europe and their English and
American students told the English and American publics only ten twelfths of
the Law. The people of Israel never laid eyes on either the first two, or
the second two, tables of the Law (look em up your self, I'm not your
nigger). That Biblical King of Persia is as responsible for the U.S. tax
code as Moynihan, Dole, and Greenspan.

All of those intellectually gifted central Europeans preached the free
market, without explaining the technical requirements for creating and
sustaining a free market, which requirements were well defined by Henry
reduced to practice by English and American industry ever since, and
confirmed again as recently as 1954 by the "early" Paul A Samuelson; before
he had to choose between continuing an unemployed economist, or, becoming a
wealthy author of the politically correct ECONOMICS, of which I own a ninth
edition together with Stiglitz' The Collected Scientific Papers of P.A.S.,
1966. Now there's another smart Swede?

Did Peter Drucker disclose the "concept of a corporation" in his book of that
title? He did not, and neither did Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. in his 1963 book, MY
YEARS WITH GENERAL MOTERS. I became acquainted with the "concept of a
corporation or commonwealth" by a fortuitous exposure to General Electric's
1940's decentralization program. Adam Smith, in 1776, understood the
corporation or commonwealth to be the same concept in his First Maxim of

Step up to the plate and pitch me another soft ball,