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No Entitlements

Delta Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 3:34 PM
People avoid the entitlement mentality when the cities, states and countries in which they live simply don't provide them unless and until catastrophic illness precludes their self-support. Good politicians (if there are any) understand this and write laws that provide assistance only to the truly impoverished through no fault of their own. Would 'twere we had some such as these.

SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "...in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent.

A taxi driver tells me, "Everyone here works." With unemployment at an astonishingly low 1.9 percent, he is nearly right.

In part, this is due to a work ethic that seems to be in the genes here. But there is something else at work that should astound...