24 July 2008

Irony

I was at Marginal Revolution and Tyler Cowen posted about "markets in everything" and a link to this story from the NY Times about the Chinese government buying silence from earthquake victims. I came across the following sentence in the Times story and it made me think:

"Most people, the government assumes, ultimately put profit before principle."

It's ironic; a communist government operating like a capitalist firm.

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