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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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Most of the time we should be quiet and listen. Because we don’t know very much, very few of us have much say. Yet there are times when we should say something. What is funny is how often we have … Continue reading
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We live in desperate times. We live in a time of great opportunities. Our world is out of control. We have never had more knowledge or better tools for bringing it under control. We have never had more laws, more regulations, more … Continue reading
What is a “power play”? There are several definitions (see power play), but the third applies here. power play noun an action, stratagem, or maneuver, as in politics or business, by which power is concentrated or manipulated in order to … Continue reading
Delegate Bob Marshall sent out email today. He announced an Op-Ed posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday, July 4, 2014. Of course, that was a holiday, and almost nobody read the newspaper that day. I wonder if the paper decided to bury … Continue reading