Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nobody gets rich on their own...

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.” ~ Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law Professor/Policy Advocate/Candidate for US Senate

2 comments:

  1. Tim, this is right on. Such great wisdom. We seem to be in a crazed fit for hyper-individualism these days, and the church is sustaining it. Against this autonomous individualism is the biblical vision for community. Pascal said it succinctly: "One Christian is no Christian."

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  2. I like that, Charlie. Good thoughts. We are so into ourselves today. We do need another model of being human and open to life and others. Thanks for visiting the blog!

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