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Volume 20  Number 3  •  Winter 2016
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The Future of the Economy
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
By P. J. O’Rourke
This article appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of The Independent Review

Nostradamus and Rachel Carson, Revelation and Adam Smith, Karl Marx and H. G. Wells, Edward Bellamy and Aldous Huxley, Jules Verne and George Orwell: humans make predictions and occasionally they are right. Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is on the mark in several uncomfortable ways, from government surveillance to changes in social values.

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