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#2347: Bellegarde-Smith comments on Duvalier (fwd)

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

That Francois Duvalier is praised to high heaven and other dictators too
 reflects how bad the current global consensus on economic order is.  By
virtue of the better economic times created by the previous global
Keynesian order, in part tolerated because of the perceived
threat of alternative social orders, e.g., communism, these hideous leaders
like Duvalier look comparatively "good."  Quite horrible.... 

"Adam Smith started with a view of the forest but his followers lost
themselves in the woods."
       --John R. Commons, 1934--