These days it can seem more popular to defend Morris dancing than free markets. In today’s recession-engulfed debate, failed ideas have come back from the dead. Capitalism is bad, intervention good. Financiers are evil, industrialists are good. Tax hikes are good, low-tax polices are bad. And so on.
But if there is one person (beside Fraser Nelson, of course) who is willing to stand up for free-market capitalism it is Steve Forbes.