July 5, 2012

RAHQOTD

Recommended by dagny, inspired by her comment on the Culture War post.

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."

-- RAH "Time Enough for Love" (1973)

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at July 5, 2012 6:35 PM
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