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Dear Santa: For Christmas Please Give Us More Economic Inequality And Less Government
Forbes ^ | 12/20/2011 | Bill Flax

Posted on 12/20/2011 4:46:49 PM PST by billflax

At Christmas families celebrate a Savior descending to redeem fallen man. Gifts get no bigger, but for holiday fun, let’s right some nagging worldly wrongs. Without claiming to have been good, here’s my Christmas list:

•More Inequality •Less Government I’d eliminate poverty too, but capitalism already has. Shepherds and stable boys fare better materially than anyone except perhaps tax collectors when Christ came. The lingering poor are primarily recent immigrants or fresh graduates only beginning to savor the fruits of market bounty; people enslaved to addictions or those Washington pays to remain perpetually destitute.

Caesar continues taxing us onerously and decreeing silly burdens, but few Americans still ride donkeys or stay in mangers. The Wisemen’s gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh are essentially jewelry, perfume and medicinal spices; all widely available. The lure of profit heralded this magnificent splendor even while embracing unequal riches.

Suppose someone cures cancer without surgery or chemotherapy’s nasty side-effects. Pop a pill and arise, health restored. We’d endure a decade of needless death before the FDA deigned clearance and the Justice Department would eviscerate them for monopolizing treatment, but such an advance might just furnish the first trillionaire.

Is this troubling?

Our monetary masters feverishly conspire to make trillions meaningless, but wealth stems from serving your fellow man. What if this fortune satisfied some lesser need? Only Malthusians argue against curing cancer, so assume this wildly successful entrepreneur invents some nifty widget instead.

Customers must still willingly vote him rich at the cash register perceiving his wares worth more than the money spent. Most must be pleased. Nobody so prospers without prodigious repeat business. Walter Williams calls profits “certificates of performance.” Those most responsible for the overall plenty soar highest, but everyone rises when markets are free to flourish.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; capitalism; constitution; economics; merrychristmas; obama; teaparty; tyranny
Merry Christmas!
1 posted on 12/20/2011 4:46:57 PM PST by billflax
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To: billflax
Correction. but wealth should stem[] from serving your fellow man. Sadly, in today's corrupt demscum run nation, wealth also stems from serving corrupt politicians. See Solyndra, UAW bosses, MF Global, etc.

And if we are to survive as a nation, thta has to STOP!

2 posted on 12/20/2011 5:46:39 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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