The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 April 2004

That was the year that was

New slogan at Oddly Normal:

Capitalism — improving your world since 1783.

Um...okay. Why 1783? The Treaty of Paris?

Suggestions welcomed.

Posted at 7:49 AM to Political Science Fiction


"The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1783

I'd say the true date is about a century earlier, but whatever.

Posted by: Andrew at 2:52 PM on 6 April 2004

Yeah, I hardly think the birth of capitalism coincided with the birth of America. The only difference between its practice in independent America and that under the rule of Britain and other European monarchies, is that here there was no royal patronage involved.

But even with royal patronage, the application of capital and labor to create wealth was already well-established before Jamestown was settled. In fact, it's how Jamestown was settled.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:47 PM on 6 April 2004

Either way, I'm certainly grateful;)

Posted by: Hot Abercrombie Chick at 1:13 AM on 7 April 2004