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July 07, 2006


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I applaud the idea of The Counsil for the Diffusion of Economic Culture but wonder who is to teach it. The Elites have no comprehesion of what makes an economy vibrant. Look at the Post Office vs. UPS or Fed X. The Elites are the teachers and they don't understand the necessity of work without waste if one is to grow an ecomomy.

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." - John Kenneth Galbraith

Critics of globalization may have some valid points to make, but in the long term, being opposed to globalization is like opposing the tides or the weather; it's happening unstoppably, regardless of what individual opinion or group consensus may dictate. It's the ruthless logic of global capitalism, and I say that as someone who loves both free markets and liberal (in the classical sense) democracy.

Sure, I have to worry about losing my job to an Indian engineer who makes USD 15K a year or less, but on the other hand, we love our Chinese-sweatshop-built Apple Macintoshes and iPods, don't we? I sure do!

Love the vampire bat! I hope people will put aside any vulgar fear of the unusual and simply appreciate the innocent beauty of that little fuzzy-face.

Not at all like real-life human vampires, sucking the life and will out of their supposed economic/political inferiors...

Capitalism is hard work and for those who have been sitting around doing nothing, having everything handed to them - it's such a shock to the system to think about working that they just can't stand it.

I can't tell you how many people I've talked to, who have been to France, and come back saying how much they LOVE the "laid back" culture, the way the French seem to be "enjoying life" in a way Americans do not.

I say to them - being on a perpetual vacation does not pay the bills. France's bills are coming due and they are in big trouble.

There is much to be said for the energy and drive we have here in America. It's not "restful" but compare the accomplishments and standards of living in both countries. I prefer the unrestful America because we're alive and lively... not in a near catatonic state.

I hope they are able to accomplish the teaching of economics. It would do them a world of good. But first you have to make them understand that the system isn't always "fair" - there are successes and failures. That will be a nearly impossible lesson for those who have a socialist mindset.

Good piece. Sounds almost like No Pasaran - and that is a high compliment!

Have a good weekend.

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