Sat Feb 19 2011 22:01 Black Planning:
I'm doing more work on Beautiful Soup, but I'll spare you the details and share with you one of my favorite Ken Macleod quotes. This is from The Stone Canal, and it came up in brunchtime conversation with Evan:
"Because your Yank dingbat libertarian pals are right—the Western
democracies are socialist! Big public sectors, big companies that
plan production while officially everything's on the market... sort of
black planning, like the East had a black market."