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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The commercial republic

H/T: Titus OneNine

David Brooks in the International Herald Tribune presents a very interesting, and encouraging, thought concerning our economic situation today contrasted with our political "elite".

. . . popular figures have always emerged to champion the American gospel of success, encouraging middle-class people to strive, risk and make money.

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This is an administration that has many lawyers and academics but almost no businesspeople in it, let alone self-made entrepreneurs. The president speaks passionately about education and health care reform, but he is strangely aloof from the banking crisis and displays no passion when speaking about commercial drive and success.
(Emphasis added - Gene)

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"I say that you ought to get rich, and it is your duty to get rich ... Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it. You ought, because you can do more good with it than you could without it."
(Russell Conwell as quoted in the IHT article - Gene)

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But if there is one thing we can be sure of, this pause will not last. The cultural DNA of the past 400 years will not be erased. The pendulum will swing hard. The gospel of success will recapture the imagination.


"The gospel of success" is American! If we can prevent the Dear Leader from screwing with our minds, and lives, too much, we can survive and return to victory.

Stay tuned.

God Bless Ya'll !

III
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