Skip to comments.Driving the Rich Into the Sea
Posted on 10/02/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by jmcenanly
According to biologists, billions of years ago the first sea creature wiggled onto the beach. This was a pivotal moment in life's long march from amorphous sea snot into the highest form of mammalian beingshedge-fund managers. Many people see that as an improvement, but I'm not judgmental. What we don't know is why the first sea creatures were so anxious to leave their ocean habitats. My guess is that it had something to do with taxes.
Reliable people on television have informed me that taxes are the root cause of all behavior. And that means we can predict the future by looking at tax policy. In fact, I hear tax-related predictions every time I accidentally stop thinking about myself long enough to notice that others are talking. What I haven't yet seen is anyone correctly predicting the future based on tax policy. Apparently that burden has fallen to me.
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Note this is written by the author of “Dilbert”.
I saw that. However, even the pointy-haired boss seems to know more about economics than any of the President’s economic advisers.
Answer: cause they were looking for chocolate?
In fact, Verne also wrote THE FLOATING ISLAND, about a sea-going city built on a floating platfrom made from huge iron plate boxes bolted together, very much in the spirit of today’s megaships. Of course, it is undone by political squabbling and other travails.
( I read it. I bought it, and then I actually read it. )
But where can the rich go? Their choices include nations that have swarms of malaria-infested mosquitoes, bad TV, deadly climates, decapitation issues, French people, bland food and other signs of inhospitableness. When you consider these factors plus wars, pollution, terrorism, floods, droughts, earthquakes and tornadoes, I think you’ll agree that most of the surveyed land on Earth is unfit for fancy people.
I think that was the point of the article, they wouldn’t bother with land anymore.