Welcome to my “daily comment.” The ground rules Ceres and I have agreed to are simple. I can write whatever I want, ranging from a sentence to an epic, and nothing is off limits. I can even say things like, “Don’t trade stocks yourself — for most people, it’s smarter to invest through no-load mutual funds.” Which it is.
Sometimes, I will simply share some of my favorite quotes, in hope they may become some of yours. Here are three:
“There they go. I must follow them. I am their leader.” — Gandhi
“Stop smoking for three years and save enough money to buy an ox.” — The slogan of China’s new anti-smoking campaign (as reported in The Globe And Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper, in November)
“There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him.” — Thomas Jefferson (as quoted by Colin Powell in his book). Seems a short jump to “Ask not what you can do for your country . . .” — and not a completely impossible leap to “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” but that’s clearly going to a discredited extreme.
Tomorrow: Steve Forbes and the Flat Tax
Quote of the Day
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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