Saturday 23 Mar 2019 | 08:56 | SYDNEY
Saturday 23 Mar 2019 | 08:56 | SYDNEY

The world has truly gone mad, and I have proof


Sam Roggeveen


30 September 2008 22:02

Imagine you went into a deep coma some time in the 1980s, and awoke today. The first thing you'd hear about would be the massive nationalisation of financial institutions in the US and other countries devoted to free market principles. Strange stuff.

Then you might stumble on an interview with the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. To your 1980s eyes, it is strange enough seeing a leader of a communist country giving an interview, but the weirdness doesn't even begin there, because about a third of the way through the interview, the dude starts quoting Adam Smith! Approvingly!!

Mad, I tell you. Quite mad.