Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wisdom of the ages,

Most Capitalist ideas are just common sense. Common sense that has been around for quite a long time. Take a look at this ancient African proverb:

"He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is."

That's a good lesson in economics. When a person isn't paying their own way, they fail to see the world as a rational mind would see it. Why should they consider the consequences of their actions when someone else will suffer the consequences for them? One of the many down sides to government hand outs.

When it comes to our out of control tax system the late Bob Hope said it best:

"I have the perfect simplified tax form for government. Why don't they just print our money with a return address on it?"

That's a man that had a proper view of government and its side effects.

Bob Hope