Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Just A Quick Thought

Greed is the selfish desire for or pursuit of money, wealth, power, food, or other possessions, especially when this denies the same goods to others. It is generally considered a vice, and is one of the seven deadly sins in Catholicism.

Not that I promote pure socialism, no way. Nor do I promote pure capitalism. Without the desire to produce goods and services, an economy dies. People desire to get ahead from their hard work. The downfall of pure capitalism: A select few take everything and everyone else loses motivation to keep working hard. The downfall of pure socialism: Even everything out so that nobody can get ahead and motivation to get ahead is gone.
The last eight years have been too close to pure capitalism. It's tough to pull yourself up by the bootstraps without boots.


GrillTech said...

Well after last nights results we should be able to even the field. The way I figure it, Obama now has 2 years to show us he can fix everything. After that he'll be fighting an opposition held house and/or congress.

Matt Weyen said...

I agree thoroughly... 2 years is tough to fix everything, but as long as he gets things moving in the right direction, people "should" catch on. If not, then his job will become much tougher!

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