FPR readers should certainly check out the American Conservative today.  First, they have a new essay up by Dermot Quinn on the relationship of Wilhelm Ropke’s ideas to the current economic crisis. And Sean Scallon’s piece on Jimmy Carter’s inaptly titled malaise speech, which has occasioned much favorable comment among other bloggers (including below by Russell Arben Fox), has been picked up by the New York Times as its idea of the day. (Thanks to TAC senior editor Dan McCarthy for bringing these new links to my attention.)

By the way, if you’re interested, a few years ago I wrote about Christopher Lasch’s rather interesting relationship to the Carter speech here. You might be surprised to learn that Lasch wasn’t all that happy with it.

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  1. Dermot Quinn’s claim that our world collapsed in September of 2008 is all well and good. The House of Usher also collapsed in a single moment, but the barely discernible fissure that ran from top to bottom had been there a long time.

    Glad for the link to your fine piece on Lasch, JB.

  2. “The Market is made for man…not man for the market”….beautiful.. the story of Ropke and Mies and the Vegetable plot is highly telling. Both were correct..in some form…in their assumption. An economy can be produced out of a comprehensive discussion of that debate.

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