Sewers are Socialism!

great-stinkIn his blog today, Paul Krugman dredges up a wonderful historical stinker about London’s 1848 “Great Stink” . The Economist magazine, an influential magazine spouting the “natural” benefits of Capitalism then and now, deposited an amazing pile of redolent conservative crap to argue against tax and spend proposals to build a London sewer system to abate both the smell and a cholera epidemic.

“Suffering and evil are nature’s admonitions; they cannot be got rid of; and the impatient efforts of benevolence to banish them from the world by legislation, before benevolence has learned their object and their end, have always been more productive of evil than good.”

Nature’s admonitions?

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