Harvey Is Not A 6 Foot Rabbit

Posted by Herb7734 11 months, 3 weeks ago to Philosophy
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The devastation in Texas is going to cause an enormous outpouring of help in the form of money and materiel in order to get the worst hit areas of Texas back on their feet. The money will come from private donations as well as government funds and resources. But one might notice that certain sections of those affected have become victims of instant poverty. Already we can see the difference in attitudes of how people react to calamity. Some are already seeking a way to get back in the race and climb back on the horse that threw them. Others wander helpless and confused, and still others simply sit still and wait for hand outs. We already know who will recover and who wont. Rand has made it clear as to why nations prosper and others don't. Capitalism is the key to material abundance and the key to capitalism is individual freedom. What is most interesting is that while providing the same freedom to all, a tragedy such as a devastating hurricane provides us with a veritable laboratory of how wealth is created or not created by various individuals, and illustrates the nature of how economics works, whether we like it or not. We are currently at stage one of the recovery. It will be interesting to see who recovers and why in the next few years.

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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 10 months ago
    "Capitalism is the key to material abundance and the key to capitalism is individual freedom"
    Worth repeating.
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    • Posted by 10 months ago
      I remain amazed at how few people seem to understand what freedom is. It almost seems beyond their imagining.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 10 months ago
        There ought to be a law. Oops that is the slippery slope that gets us here. Freedom will become a racist term before long. Crazy that Trump calls for taking the power out of Washington and giving it back to the people at his inaugural speech and people rip him.
        Is he a champion of some common sense policies? yes.
        Does the establishment hate him ? Yes
        Does it bother Trump ? No
        Is capitalism being eroded by the liberal Elite? Yes
        Is Capitalism a bully victim with bad PR? Yes
        For me in school We were taught that capitalism created the most productive economy the world had ever seen. Somehow now that is bad.
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