April 7, 2011

Quote of the Day

Insty brings us one from Robert A Heinlein. This should be recited every day, like the pledge of allegience:

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."

Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at April 7, 2011 1:29 PM

In this classic quote from Heinlein's 1973 classic 'Time Enough for Love' we have a fifty-word thumbnail sketch of the main theme of Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: johngalt at April 7, 2011 3:01 PM

Indeed: any comments on AS? Where's going to the most un-hip place to see it opening night?

Posted by: nanobrewer at April 11, 2011 3:07 PM

@nb: seems like seeing it in Boulder would have some philosophical value, but I am thinking I'll hit the GigaGinormaPlex in Westminster.

Posted by: jk at April 11, 2011 3:47 PM | What do you think? [3]