Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Another Swedish blogger bites the dust

Think that it's tough to be a free market advocate? Try Sweden, where blogger Johnny Munkhammar had to quit his job at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (CSE) after CEO Ebba Lindsö reacted and thought his pro-market blog was harmful for the organisation. Yes, Lindsö, who has hired former Social Democrats as speech writers, sure doesn't want to upset the Social democratic government. It's so much cozier to pass the Danish around. Apparently Wesley Mouch appears in many shapes.
Mr Munkhammar has now moved on and is soon to join the think-tank Timbro, which is perhaps the last free market organisation in Sweden.

Upon news like this there is only one appropriate quote for the day:
"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you
saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms
trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last ofthis
strength, and the greater his effort, the heavier the world bore down on his
shoulders - what would you tell him to do?"
"I... don't know. What... could he do? What would you tell him?"
"To shrug."

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