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    "The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." - Tacitus


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    It is human nature. People have now heard for 60 years that the fabulously successful have what they have because of "luck" or "who they know" or any of a variety of other excuses. Many people readily embrace this belief because it absolves them of responsibility for any dissatisfaction they have with their own position -- "it's not my fault" seems to be the new American mantra no matter what the issue is. Unfortunately, that encourages a corrollary belief that people who have achieved things don't deserve what they have and therefore "owe" other people stuff that those other people have somehow been "denied." Thus a demand for "free stuff."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetReel View Post
    It is human nature. People have now heard for 60 years that the fabulously successful have what they have because of "luck" or "who they know" or any of a variety of other excuses. Many people readily embrace this belief because it absolves them of responsibility for any dissatisfaction they have with their own position -- "it's not my fault" seems to be the new American mantra no matter what the issue is. Unfortunately, that encourages a corrollary belief that people who have achieved things don't deserve what they have and therefore "owe" other people stuff that those other people have somehow been "denied." Thus a demand for "free stuff."
    I hate the saying "its not my fault", its my deadbeat brothers mantra. Our schools have been pushing this psychology for years. Billy its not your fault you failed the quiz. It was worded wrong, or the teacher didn't prepare you correctly. People just dont take responsibility.
    So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
    Milton Friedman

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetReel View Post
    It is human nature. People have now heard for 60 years that the fabulously successful have what they have because of "luck" or "who they know" or any of a variety of other excuses. Many people readily embrace this belief because it absolves them of responsibility for any dissatisfaction they have with their own position -- "it's not my fault" seems to be the new American mantra no matter what the issue is. Unfortunately, that encourages a corrollary belief that people who have achieved things don't deserve what they have and therefore "owe" other people stuff that those other people have somehow been "denied." Thus a demand for "free stuff."
    Well put. And I totally agree.

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