Saturday, November 01, 2008

Bad Luck

From Instapundit, which is quoting Heinlein:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."

Class warfare, or even just class envy will prevent people from creating any new wealth. But at least, we will all be "sharing."

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