Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, September 30, 2002

Our Lady of Perpetual Shocks got another this morning. Geraldine Doogue, Duchess of Life Matters, the ABC's uplift for the home-bound, had her ABCness challenged by Auntie's economics-explainer and dilatory blogger, Peter Martin.

Some real scientists are getting stuck in to economics. They find that free and liquid markets, and free trade, help to spread wealth, to ameliorate the uneven spread of wealth within every society on earth, past, present, and, Uncle hopes, future.

And we thought that economics couldn't get any better at stating the bleeding obvious.

Educating Auntie is a perpetual task. Short attention span, no long-term memory.