Apparently he was just ahead of his time.
To paraphrase Top Gun: Their politicians are writing checks their economies' can't cash.
I decided to read this book after reading this article, which serves as a good review by itself. The book was a super quick read. The story is great, the characters are decently developed and compelling. All-in-all it was an above average mystery. I was struck by how tight the story was. There was almost no space devoted to anything that didn't directly impact the story. More mystery writers should write that way.
Some interesting comments from Professor Caplan, that seem Reactionary to me:
The consequences of the Revolution were as flawed as its origins. In practical terms, its main effect was to open up Indian lands to colonial genocide.
Spoken like a true Reactionary.
It's called a free market system. Some people used to believe in it.
Some terrible information here. One would hope this information would force shut eyes open, would pull heads out of the sand. One wouldn't hold one's breath.