Creators Versus Critics

Johnson, Paul
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p12
The article discusses man's negative propensity to find reasons, particularly moral or scientific rationale, to oppose the creative forces in the world. Socialist Karl Marx argued that capitalism was an unprecedented threat to human happiness. Environmentalists, human rights activists and tort lawyers have employed ingenious arguments based on science and pseudoscience to launch a counteroffensive against capitalist advances during the 20th century. President George W. Bush's refusal to sign the Kyoto Treaty was symbolic, a signal act of courage reflecting the economics of common sense.


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