Adventus

"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Only the destitute are innocent."

--The Essential Jesus, John Dominic Crossan.

Then again, the destitute can still be bought, right Larry Kudlow?

Since the election, I have argued that the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton war against business will come to an end, and that America will once again reward success, not punish it. And while the Left has demonized Trump’s cabinet appointees as a terrible group of successful business people, free-market capitalists such as myself regard this group as very good indeed.

Why shouldn’t the president surround himself with successful people? Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption. Their business success demonstrates that they know how to achieve goals and convince skeptics that good deals can be made to the benefit of both sides. Isn’t this just what America needs?

A man who needs no scholar to ferret out what he actually said, and  who may be Trump's chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

Nothin' but BLUE skies ahead!

2 Comments:

Blogger rick allen said...

"Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption."

Which in fact makes you wonder why so many still pursue more and more wealth, wealth which often they have no possibility of every using, or their children, or their children's children.

And no rich man was ever corrupt?

It's apparently a novel idea to some people that desire isn't quashed by satisfaction, that most human desire is in fact insatiable, and that the habit of avarice, when indulged, doesn't lead to contentment, but a greater and more consuming avarice.

And this is, of course, a commonplace of most religions and non-religious moral philosophies.

5:19 PM  
Blogger ntodd said...

Camel, needle, eye, bite me, assholes.

7:42 PM  

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