Quote Of The Day

“A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

― Milton Friedman


  1. Judging by the plethora of ads I get in the mail and what I see all the time on television I could surmise there's an awful lot of people in the world who are constantly buying a new car/S.U.V./pick-up truck several times a year, taking advantage of the 40% off furniture sales and adding yet another new sofa to their in-home collection (where do these people live anyway that they have so much room for all these beds, sofas and lounge chairs?), anxiously awaiting for the next iPhone model so they can ditch that obsolete "dinosaur" gadget they purchase all of 18 months ago, shopping for insurance policies that don't penalize them too heavily for their frequent bouts of reckless driving, eating out at fancy restaurants several times a week, are horribly out-of-shape and working out at corporate-run health spas, have serious health problems and are in constant need of medications (both prescription and non-prescription) ...

    1. Oh, and did I also mention they're all married, have families and own pets?
      ...and can't entertain themselves at home without the necessary aid of cable/satellite TV?

    2. I know what you mean. At my daughter's school I find it amazing the amount of Range and Land Rovers, BMWs and other luxury cars I see. What does everyone do for a living?

    3. Apparently making enough money to fulfill their "true passionate, emotional and spiritual desires".
      Which, in their cases, is the need/desire to own the same type of vehicles their neighbors have.

      I've often wondered what it must be like to be so "normal" as to never have any individual thoughts, desires, passions or preferences of my own.


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