Monday, April 29, 2013

"The freedom of the fox in the chicken run:" (A metaphor for Europe?)

"The great welfare states as they now exist in some of the countries of Western Europe are also built upon an economic lie...

When those preaching the free market are in fact using their power simply to protect their interests – or, in the case of the real intellectual naifs, to protect the interests of the already powerful – then the only freedom we might talk about is the freedom of the fox in the chicken run."

Nicholas Bradbury made his literary debut this year with the novel "Market Farm", a reworking of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for the free market era. He talks here [at EuroZine] about influences for his satirical take on the current financial crisis and potential grounds for hope for the future.

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