"To understand the story of this gargantuan, historic failure — not
managing a society in any way resembling “well”, or even “sanely” — it’s
probably best to understand what Europe did right — and then come back
to what America did wrong. Which, in short, is that it embarked on one
of history’s greatest fools’ quests since alchemy, a utopian mission to
turn the lead of capitalism into the gold of prosperity for everyone.
But lead doesn’t turn into gold."
Via Antony Barry.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics