Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Capitolism
















Capitolism



He was a capitolist. He believed
everyone should live and work
in dome-capped buildings, however
modest such structures might be.
He believed conveyances should
be built with small transparent
domes attached. He himself
wore a bowler hat.
Domes, he believed, shaped
human will, calmed spirits,
made people look and think
up, aspire. He opposed
commonism in its several
architectural forms--flat
utility, corporate boxiness,
and most especially predictable
decorative tricks. He extolled
capitolism, its mysteries of
circle and hemisphere, curve
and line, boldness and modesty.
He deemed domes essential,
regarded Karl Marx and Adam
Smith as having trudged down
blind corridors of economics, when
they should have been looking. Up.



Copyright 2008 Hans Ostrom
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