What do you think about this statue?
This is one of the “Man Controlling Trade” sculptures in front of the Federal Trade Commission building. According to the Smithsonian folks,
this heroic, human figure strains to control a powerful horse… symbolizing the purpose of the Federal Trade Commission.
Is this an apt metaphor of how human minds need to be active–to some degree–in controlling the powerful forces of markets, or is this a naive view of what’s really going on?