Tuesday, November 04, 2008

On this important election day, after what feels like a full year of empty criticisms of Obama, most disingenuously, those which attempted to apply the label of "socialist" to the democratic candidate, it was great to read this from the ubermonied Warren Buffet:

"They have this idea that it’s “their money” and they deserve to keep every penny of it. What they don’t factor in is all the public investment that lets us live the way we do. Take me as an example. I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I’d been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner. But I was lucky enough to be born into a time and place where society values my talent, and gave me a good education to develop that talent, and set up the laws and the financial system to let me do what I love doing—and make a lot of money doing it. The least I can do is help pay for all that."

Go vote. Unless you're an idiot, in which case I suggest a nap.

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