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Posted on May 26, 2014

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An old, creepy recording shows the Milton Friedman Choir singing that corporations are society’s saviors, that rule and decision making are best left to the so-called free market, and that other moral considerations for the business class should be absolutely gotten rid of.

The clip is a prime exhibit in the too-long history of America’s voodoo enchantment—leading back directly to the influence of 20th-century economists like Friedman—with the notion that human nature is synonymous with relentless self-interest, that the group is best served by its members’ efforts to serve themselves, and that freedom lies in subservience to impersonal forces rather than a conscious, democratic effort to ensure it through legislation.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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