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Who Really Cares About the Poor?

Dorothy152 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 4:28 PM
Unfortunately we have allowed much of our media to keep dwelling on how much money companies make rather than what they have provided for us. Henry Ford wanted all to have automobiles not just the rich, Frigidaire refrigerators, Proctor & Gamble good soap products. Apple good computors, Hewlett & Packard good printers.etc., etc. Much of what we enjoy today has resulted from corporations that have hired us as workers and made things that many of us would be lost without. It seems now that many regard them as 'the enemy'. While some corporations are better than others for the most part the formation of them has afforded us a much higher standard of living than many in the world today. Perhaps we need 'Corporation appreciation Day'
Gayle__CO Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 4:46 PM
Dorothy152. Your perspective here cannot be emphasized enough! Thanks for providing such a bright spot on these often depressing and ignorant threads.
Dorothy152 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 5:00 PM
Having grown up putting cardboard in my shoes soles over the holes and left full time school at age 14, I appreciate the opportunities afforded to me in America but I feel sad to see how many now resent anyone who has succeeded in life. The first Corporation I went to work for at 14 years old gave me the opportunity to learn a lot and become a productive person. I have been well rewarded. Guess I thought one had to start at the bottom and work one;s way up and I was able to and Corporations helped me along the way.

Capitalism favors the rich. Socialism helps the poor. These are core beliefs of almost everybody on the left, including our president. Ah, but it turns out that this worldview is completely wrong.

Economists associated with the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute have actually found a way to measure "economic freedom" and investigate what difference it makes in 141 countries around the world. This work has been in progress for several decades now and the evidence is stark. Economies that rely on private property, free markets and free trade, and avoid high taxes, regulation and inflation, grow more rapidly than...