Bailed-out banker praises capitalism, attacks parasites

Matt Ridley's book The Rational Optimist is about mankind's long-term ability to make things better, not worse. Sounds great! But it's also got some stuff attacking wealth-redistributing bureaucratic parasites who stifle businesses by intervening in free markets. This is interesting because Ridley is the discredited Northern Rock chairman whose company received a $40bn state bailout after the company's near-collapse and the first run on a British bank since the Victorian era. [Guardian]