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“Bad Luck”

June 4, 2011

“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.’.”

       – Robert Heinlein

 

Just a thought when I hear “people” talk about how Obama just can’t seem to catch a break with this horrible economy (gas prices, housing market in the dumps, stagnant unemployment) despite his herculean efforts to stimulate and stimulate and spend and spend and spread the wealth around….

 

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One Comment
  1. James permalink
    June 5, 2011 8:03 pm

    Approve. Robert Heinlein is always a great read…

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