Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
As much I as oppose the draft the US gov't provides a similar reality based program that isn't quite so harsh. I spent nine years in it and while it did take it more than 3.5 days to straighten me out (as I said, it's not quite so harsh) it did it in about two weeks.Maybe we should just amend the constitution to require you to spend a year in the woods to get your First Amendment speech and all voting rights.
Had an interesting discussion with a woman at work the other day. I mentioned that being picked last for softball and football teams in gym and on the playground was very self esteem boosting. She could not possibly understand how.I said no other factor in my development growing up cemented into my psyche two things. 1. I suck at sports. 2. Life is harsh, and if you want stuff, you have to EARN it. Like, if I really wanted to be picked first for the softball team, perhaps I should practice and get better at it?Unlike the youth of today. Where everyone is a winner. Sounds like a crappy way to actually win, doesn't it? Do you really think the Packers is keeping Rodgers on as starting quarterback because "it's his turn."?It is about what goods or services you bring to the table, not about how nice it makes you feel.
Seriously though, what are the odds Mr. Whittle has actually skinned and eaten a squirrel?
It's a good video, but we shouldn't be "grateful" to the corporations, as he says multiple times at the end of the video. Companies only produce goods and services out of their self interest. That's what makes capitalism work is that gratitude isn't necessary, the selfishness of individuals alone is enough."It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." - Adam Smith
"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." - Adam SmithExactly and worth repeating.
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