Stacy Schiff ’82 is writing an op-ed column in the New York Times for two weeks. With any luck, her future columns will be better than this first attempt. I can’t do better than this commentary.

Stacy Schiff whines in the New York Times about too many toothpaste options. Don Boudreaux takes issue with a few letter-writers who echo her complaints.

I’ll say it again: Critics of capitalism once predicted that free markets would wreak mass starvation, depletion of resources, pollution, and death.

They’re now reduced to bitching about too many flavors of mustard.

We’ve won the debate.

Perhaps. But do you think that “critics” of capitalism out number its fans on, say, the Williams faculty? I suspect it depends on the definition of “critic.”

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