Tuesday, February 28, 2006

in the whole vast configuration of things I'd say you're nothing but a scurvy little spider

I spent the better part of a T ride contemplating the movie It's A Wonderful Life, and specifically the question of how Bedford Falls would have looked in the counterfactual where Mr. Potter had never been born instead of George Bailey. I think it says something about one's practical instincts about capitalism whether one thinks the place would have been much different or not.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You bet. If Potter hadn't lobbied the legislature to amend lending laws, he never would've been able to put the Bedford Falls Credit Union out of business, and they wouldn't have been in the same hurry to foreclose.