Quote of the Day, the “You Didn’t Build That” Edition

Posted By on July 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I’d lately been meaning to dig this one up from the archives, prompted by recent campaign developments, but I’ve been busy.* Fortunately, Instapundit and his readers deliver:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

That, of course, was from the late Robert A. Heinlein.

* Healing up after a bit of surgery.


One Response to “Quote of the Day, the “You Didn’t Build That” Edition”

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