Memo to the Occupy protesters: Ten things we evil capitalists really think


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Memo to the Occupy protesters: Ten things we evil capitalists really think.

I especially like #8:

8. Capitalism, with all its imperfections, is the fairest scheme yet tried. In a system based on property rights and free contract, people succeed by providing an honest service to others. Bill Gates became rich by enriching hundreds of millions of us: I am typing these words using one of his programmes. He gained from the exchange (adding fractionally to his net worth), and so did I (adding to my convenience). In a state-run system, by contrast, third parties get to hand out the goodies.

Another way to say this is to call it freedom.

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  • About #9: ‘Fairness’. The left is made up of people who are fundamentally children. Their mindset is that of a teenager who deludes themselves into thinking they are adults. The difference between the immature and mature thinking of fairness is the former thinks it’s equality of results, while the latter thinks of it as equality of opportunity.

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