Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

A Little Opal with a Softer Fire

December 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Paul H. Beattie

The Capitalist Code
By Ben Stein
Humanix Books, 2017

Last summer, in addition to longer reads, I breezed through T.V. personality, lawyer, and economic commentator Ben Stein’s new book, The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich. At a scant 121 pages (without appendices), Stein’s parvum opus is well worth the investment, although I am not moved by the subtitle.

In The Capitalist Code, Stein addresses three basic things. First, he defends the virtues of democratic capitalism when too many today naively tout the supposed (and well hidden) virtues of socialism or falsely speak of a rigged...

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