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|User Info||Are We Ready To Force Truth Yet?; entered at 2011-08-21 15:39:03|
Registered: 2011-07-23 Texas
If we "hobble" any of the "smart" people it is the person starting off with meager capital and is willing and able to take on risk to start SMALL businesses, or even nonprofits. But most "smart" people are not entrepreneurs. Instead in great numbers they filter into a system of built-in advantages, and don't work any harder than most poorer and less-smart individuals that nevertheless often end up stuck on the periphery, on the outside looking in. Nothing will ever be perfectly "fair", but pursuing basic fairness is a worthwhile goal in most human societies. One might consider us in the U.S. as "barely" fair, but certainly not basically fair. We can and should do much better.
You can say all day long how your pile of bull**** smells so sweet. I ain't buying what you're peddling.
We have had DECADES - mark you, DECADES - of pushing some people down because they are "too advantaged" and pulling others up because they are "unfairly disadvantaged" and making it clear that merits mean nothing against what is FAIR.
How's that been working? Are we more innovative than countries who aren't as "fair" as we are? Better growth? Healthier economy?
I dislike cronyism intensely, and that's what you're advocating. You can pretty it up and claim it's a red, red rose but it's still bull**** cronyism spouting that status is more important than what you are capable of performing on merit.
You want to make life "fair"? Leave people alone, to fail or succeed on their own merit and gumption. Let the market alone to innovate or die. The hardest workers will invest capital and create more jobs. The smartest will expand our base of knowledge and technology and incidentally create jobs. Some will perform miracles and become billionaires, most will earn a living to some level of comfort, some will be given just enough rope to hang themselves.
Freedom doesn't promise sugar and free beer, but it does promise freedom. The best thing about merit is that no one can give it to you; you have to earn it, every day of your life. You can't get any more fair than that.