Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Invisible Hand

David Boaz writes a hilarious Op-Ed at the Wall Street Journal complaining, basically, that Obama, in his commencement address on Memorial Day, spent too long speaking to the students about working for non-profits, and not enough time telling them to pursue careers in business or in the military.

But the final paragraph cracks me up the most.
Your life counts. You have a right to live it as you choose, to follow your bliss. You have a right to seek satisfaction in accomplishment. And if you chase after the almighty dollar, you just might find that you are led, as if by an invisible hand, to do things that improve the lives of others.
Shorter (and not really that paraphrased!) Boaz:
You know, you just might find that the best way to help others is to chase the almighty dollar. An invisible hand will do this.
The Democratic Party should frame this very telling piece.

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