I’m reposting this financial mostly-a-myth because of the recently and rapidly growing list of “mistakes” made by our president and virtually every one of his inner circle.
I confess that my first reaction to outrageous behavior is, “there oughta’ be a law!”. One way I attempt to keep up with the times is to watch TV about once a week, usually a news program on Sunday morning. Holy cow! A dozen “there oughta’ be a law!” incidents come up in 15 minutes (so far, my upper tolerance limit), most having to do with advertising:
But then, several weeks after our Nuevo Vallarta vacation, it dawned on me what had been different- and profoundly relaxing -about Mexico. At the resort, what was it about the pool area, the weight room, the parking lot . . . everywhere that was so calming? What was absent? Then I realized there were No signs, no rules, no “Danger” or “Forbidden” or “Warning” placards at every turn. It felt clean, quiet, uncluttered, adult. They relied on the intelligence and character of their guests to make things run smoothly and so far it seemed to be working.
Wouldn’t it be easier, less expensive and more effective to encourage consumers* to be smarter and more discerning ? That’s a transferrable skill. It would make us all better citizens, parents, workers, entreprenuers and, yes, consumers. Absolutely there should still be laws and enforcement of them. But the path to perfect safety is more perilous and ultimately results in zero freedom under dictators. Which is why our current administration wants to entice you down that path to make you dumber, more fearful and less tolerant, hence, easier to manipulate and control.
*And, in the vein of today’s post, voters
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