Words of Wisdom

In relation to the post immediately below, I want to quote my favorite philosopher, Robert Anson Heinlein on the topic of poverty and “bad luck.”

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man.

Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

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