Week of the Golden Goose Fairy Tale (part 4)

Posted on December 15, 2011

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This week we are considering the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tale, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. This Fairy Tale describes what happens when an impatient farmer wants more Golden Eggs more rapidly and consequently splits open his Goose to find them. Of course, none are to be found. So, after eating the Goose, he is left, as expected, with nothing to chew on but his pride and imprudence. (from Eating the rich)

America’s greatest gift to Mankind – proof that individual freedom and free markets are required for prosperity – is squandered, derided, trampled beneath the prancing banners of false prophets.

If America is to remain great, a bastion of freedom and prosperity, it must remain capable of the unprecedented wealth creation that made it great in the first place. It must remain capable of defending itself (guns cost money). It must remain free. It must liberate its markets. Its leaders must once again act with prudence.

This can be accomplished ONLY if we understand the true nature of the rich. The rich are always our unwitting accomplices in our own creation of wealth – providing capital for our business start-ups, funding innovations (Apple, Ipod, cell-phone, laptop), buying our stuff, and creating “demand.” They are our Geese that lay the Golden Eggs, even if they don’t deserve to be, even if it galls us that they are and even if they act like slatternly libertines on TV.

There are only two options available to us if we are able to recognize the true nature – the GOLDEN GOOSE nature – of the rich, and if we want more wealth ourselves. We can either support our Geese in laying more Golden Eggs – creating more wealth for us all – or we can starve our Geese, punish our Geese, impoverish our Geese and consequently impoverish ourselves.

It must be emphasized, again, that the rich are NOT stupid – or at least their advisers are NOT stupid. The rich place their money where it will provide the most gain, for them. History limns this fact with countless examples – recall the 1980’s, when the “rich got richer,” when we allowed the rich to keep more of their money. This so-called decade of greed was the self-same American decade of unprecedented growth and prosperity for EVERYONE – who cares if the rich got richer?!

The evil, greedy, undeserving rich are a national treasure. They are our Golden Geese. They are unintentionally our unwitting accomplices in the creation of wealth for all of us. We should care for them, treasure them, support them – we should certainly not harm them.

The rich possess the capacity to make us all rich. We merely have to stop punishing them for doing so. We must stop eating the rich.

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