The strongest case for Education reform in the United States
Upon reading another author’s blog’s comments I was reminded how few people are put at the peril of the market in an obvious way, daily – i.e. they work for someone else, have benefits, and believe these things due to them. We need Basic Economics training for everyone. Without understanding how market forces major and minor contribute to profits and losses for businesses, a vast portion of our vocal population perpetuate the notion that businesses are profiting by skimping on employee benefits – benefits they feel are a right and obligation for someone else to provide.
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods (link moved)
Howdy to healthcare reform. The comments are a hoot. On one hand, you have well reasoned responses discussing the economics behind healthcare from a personal point. Some small business owners chime in. On the other hand, you have folks attacking Mr. Mackey – these folks refer to themselves as “Progressives.”
The talkers talk loudest making demands while the doers work their butts off to provide for both. There’s only so much a doer can take before she stops producing for the talker. Productive people will always find a way to make things work, even if it’s messy. A talker depends on the productive person to keep producing. A few of my family members fall into the Talker category . . . they would gladly strangle the goose who lays the golden eggs, because they can dismiss the golden eggs as luck.
It’s amazing how lucky you get when you work really hard.
There’s just no reasoning with folks so unreasonable.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”-Margaret Thatcher.
“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” — Milton Friedman
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