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Capitalism Makes the World a better place for all (Greed is Good) – The Mrs is allowing me to lecture to her sociology students

Tom Winnifrith
Sunday 13 September 2015

The Mrs has finally relented, realising that if I give a lecture to her students then it is one less for her, an overworked public sector employee, to have to prepare for. And so her students in sociology will have their “capitalism module” lecture from me. This will be a bit of a shock since, as you might imagine, the gist of this module is normally “Capitalism is evil”.  My lecture will be titled “Capitalism Makes the World a Better Place for all” with the subtext – Greed is Good.

I cannot wait. For too long these impressionable young folk have had their minds filled with failed Marxist theories by folks with no private sector experience. Now they get to learn how the world really works and why the answer to all its problems is more capitalism and more freedom not more intervention and oppression by the dead hand of the State.

The Mrs, the woman formerly known as the deluded lefty, has imposed two conditions. Firstly I am not allowed to wear a hoodie as is my wont. I must wear a shirt and jacket. Heck, I guess there is no freedom of dress code in the public sector. I have agreed. Secondly she is to introduce me. She is thinking of “I barely know this man” but is considering “He is my husband but I disagree with what follows”.

She has agreed to have this uber libertarian lecture captured on video. I assume that will include the students booing me off stage, throwing chairs at me and slamming me as a fascist. No problem. I am aware that among the left free speech only applies to ideas that are deemed acceptable.

I shall publish the video when it arrives in full. Happy days.

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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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