|Lesson 6: Barney Frank Was Right.
In a recent t.v. interview, infamous anti-capitalist Barney Frank had a revelation. He said
that there is no business; there are just people. One might say that this was an accidental
leak of truth, but more likely it is a shift in his propaganda towards the truth. For decades,
when he and his fellow socialists were trying to take over business, they only spoke of
businesses, particularly big ones, in the same terms that one would speak of an invader
from space. More accurately, they clung to a 1930's caricature of an old, fat, white guy
with ten rings on his fingers and a crown on his head, sitting in a vault on a pile of gold,
cackling. Now that they are in the process of actually taking over business, Barney's
The truth is that business is simply how people make money. You don't make it by playing
the lottery; and most of you still don't make it by working for, or begging from the
government. Even those who do still must ultimately get your money from taxes on people
who do business.
A big corporation is simply one that involves more people. Giant corporations have
thousands of employees and thousands of owners, including stock holders and pensioners.
Because more peoples interests are at stake, it is natural and right that a big business have
an advantage over a small one. Even so, the little guy in a free society can still surpass the
big one if he simply does a better job. The 20th century is full of examples of that
The more that government overtakes business, the more emphasis shifts from the value of
work to the value of political influence. Again, Rhode Island is a good example. It is a
small state which has been suppressed for decades by varying mixtures of government and
mafia. In many parts of Rhode Island, first you say who you know, then you say what you
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