biting the invisible hand that feeds us
December 23, 2010 Leave a comment
For this one, I’ll just quote the opening paragraph:
If you haven’t listened to it, this talk by Jeffrey Tucker on “How to Improve Society” is excellent. He points out a phenomenon that a lot of us don’t really notice but that reveals itself as madness once you think about it. We venerate politicians and government officials, even going so far as to call them “public servants,” when most of their activity is wasteful, destructive, or superfluous. A lot of people vilify entrepreneurs and producers, even going so far as to call them “parasites,” when most of their activity is is what feeds us, clothes us, shelters us, warms us, and teaches us. We bite the hands that feed us while we kiss the hands that choke us.
Read the whole thing: “Making the World a Better Place” by Art Carden