I’ve recently been having a discussion with a friend about economic philosophies, among other things. The last three books I’ve read have been about economics. I dig the free market, I do, but only one that is heavily regulated. Capitalists serve themselves first, and society maybe never. Taking care of us is the responsibility of the collective we call government.
I read a very interesting article in the current issue of Esquire magazine about Dean Kamen, his inventions and idiosyncrasies (which are many). One quote that particularly resonated with me concerns America and her values.
you get what you celebrate in a free market and America builds momuments to the things it values and unfortunately most of those monuments are giant sports arenas, which don’t contribute anything to the future.
~John H. Richardson, Esquire, December 2008, page 98+