TeeJaw Blog

Forcing George To Help Oliver

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Friday, September 9, 2011, 8: 40 AM

There are people in need of help. Charity is one of the nobler human motivations. The act of reaching into one’s own pockets to help a fellow man in need is praiseworthy and laudable. Reaching into someone else’s pocket is despicable and worthy of condemnation.

— Walter E. Williams

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 then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”

— Lazarus Long in Time Enough For Love (1973), by Robert Heinlein.


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  1. bitbutter said, on Sunday, April 24, 2011, 6: 22 AM at 6:22 AM

    Thanks for re-posting my George Ought to Help animation. I’m crowd-funding a follow-up at the moment with the title Edgar the Exploiter. There are about 18 hours left of the campaign as I’m writing this!

    If you’d like to learn more and/or support the project, you can do all that at: http://www.indiegogo.com/edgar-the-exploiter

    Thanks in advance if you feel like joining in and/or helping to spread the word.

  2. One Hand Clapping said, on Sunday, April 24, 2011, 10: 55 AM at 10:55 AM

    Zimbabwe seems to have had a run of “bad luck” lately.

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