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This entire discussion is why I am glad I live in a republic that despises "democracy." I only hope the American people can hold on to it (Americans - name the source).

Now I know many of you are from all over the world, but as an American, I am appalled at the level of ignorance our government education system fosters. After reading all of the comments and the explanations of this and that, it still comes down to private property rights. Can a citizen keep the fruits of their labor? If I'm smarter than you, should I not benefit from my investment in my education, late nights and many failures, finally to make myself profitable?

No? The result is no one works: Soviet Union, old style China, possibly parts of new China, Venezuela, etc. The consequences are poverty. Many of you on CP are from Eastern Europe. You know what I am talking about.

Parse it any way you want. Take any smart ass shoveling these ideas, take away his income because the state deems it worthy to give to someone else, and that smart ass *will* *stop* *working*. It's been proven over and over again.

TANSTAFFL
Charlie Gilley
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759

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