OPINION: Defend capitalism or the PR industry dies

After the anti-capitalist riots in Seattle and London’s Euston, have you ever wondered what sort of a PR industry we would have if international capitalism were strangled and free trade ended? Goverments - presumably socialist - would require their propagandists. But public affairs divisions and lobbyists would get short shrift. They didn’t thrive in Soviet Russia and do not flourish in China. And what would be the point of consumer PR if we were told to take or leave the products and services graciously provided by a protectionist state?

by BERNARD INGHAM

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