[FoRK] Obama: communitarian, redistributionist, confused? (from NYT)

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 16:29:28 PDT 2008


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>
> Perhaps you could split optimism into two categories: optimism that you can
> create something / solve a problem / make people happier and optimism that
> you can make money.


If you go around looking for things of value to fall into your lap
then you are likely to find Craigs List. If you go around doing good
for others it is likely because you have a wealth of some sort (time,
money, education, will) that can be spread.

On the flip side there are several institutions which have made mints,
real and countable fortunes, on harnessing the optimism of
others...look under Religion.

-tom(there, jeff has an old bone to chew on in this thread)higgins


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