Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"A Nation of Hamburger Flippers"

Some of you may recall that phrase from the 1988 presidential campaign.  It was a punchline used by candidate Michael Dukakis and all Democrats as way to denigrate the kind of job creation experienced under the Reagan administration and likely to continue under a George H.W. Bush presidency.  It made my blood boil.

Too many elites and virtually all liberals seem constitutionally incapable of praising simple "honest labor" if it's not also what they deem to be "meaningful".  Other than as a reflection of their insufferable snobbishness, it's impossible to know what they mean by the modifier.  I don't know about you, but if it puts food on the table and pays the rent, it seems pretty meaningful to me.

Anyway, Thomas Sowell thinks similarly and as always we can turn to him for some common-sense thoughts on the subject.

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