Thursday, November 3, 2016

How Many Families Could Be Fed?

A man walking down the street stopped to look at a new car parked on the street and said "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the cost of that car."

A man standing next to him also admiring the car replied "I am not sure but I know it fed a lot of families who work at the car plant. It also fed all the people who made the tires at the tire factory and it fed the people who made all the components that are in the car.

It fed the people who work in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires in the car and it fed the families of the truckers who hauled all the copper and steel ore.

That's the difference between capitalism and a welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in the pockets of people and give them dignity for the skills they have.