Economic enter-and-take enthusiasts, popularized as culture heroes during the Reagan/Thatcher revolution and now, generally, Neodarwinism’s darlings and the supposed answer to everything that isn’t producing profits within the global economy. Today’s governments and corporations use entrepreneurs the way Adolf Hitler used his storm troopers: –heavily dosed with propaganda, dazzled with showy medals and perks, and then sacrificed in reverse order to their rank, power and utility to the looniest ideas of the Reich when things don’t go as planned. The wisdom of making opportunism a societal virtue is open to serious question.

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