The Future of the Economy
By P. J. ORourke
This article appeared in the Winter 2015/16 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. Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four is on the mark in several uncomfortable ways, from government surveillance to changes in social values.
P. J. ORourke was a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, Americas leading political humorist and the best-selling author of 20 books.