jump to navigation

Is Money the Root of Evil? 3 March, 2008

Posted by stoptaxing in Uncategorized.
trackback

The Left in this country has perpetrated a proposition that Corporations are evil.  That rich people should have more taxes because they don’t need their money.  They seem to make you think that having money is the root of all evil.  (The Christian scripture says the “love of money” while speaking frequently of wise money management.) Where are William F. Buckley and Milton Friedman when you need them? 

Rabbi Daniel Lapin has a new book Thou Shalt Prosperin which he reminds us that God wants us to prosper by serving others.  Joel Olsteen and Robert Schuller also have written books reminding us that success is good.  What these gentlemen have done is strip away the moral foundation of poverty industry.

The work of the late, great Milton Friedman and his wife Rose have decimate the economic theory of the poverty industry.  They reminded us  that the business of business is business.  The economy is not a pie being divided up.  It is a living growing community which prospers as we trade and serve one another.  As Zig Ziglar said, “You can have anything you want in life, as long as you help enough other people get what they want in life”.

Karl Marx had a different point of view.  He believed the rich stole the wealth from the poor.  That may have been true of slave masters and nobility, but it is not true in a capitalist economy.  Wealth is a reward for bettering the lives of one’s fellow humans.  Money is moral.

This is fast becoming one of the three foundational differences in this election.  The countries which reject this proposition are mired in poverty –Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe come to mind.  As Zimbabwe proved, no matter how well intentioned, you can not fix the ills of the past by stealing from innocent people in the present.

Some are calling for punishing the big oil companies, raising taxes on the upper wage earners, trying to slap controls on executive compensation, and price controls on medicines.  These not only won’t work, they are just plain wrong.  It is the business of government to provide a sound infrastructure, a honest marketplace, security, and tools for an educated populace.  It is not the business of government to meddle in people’s fundamental right of property.  It is not the business of government to micromanage winners and losers in the economy.  Let it be, let it alone.

The choice is clear.  A controlled and command based economy which will not prosper its people in the long run or a freedom based economy.

Advertisements

Comments»

1. Aaron Wakling - 3 March, 2008

I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Aaron Wakling

2. Tom Humes - 3 March, 2008

I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Tom Humes

3. Teste » Is Money the Root of Evil? - 3 March, 2008

[…] admin_huliq wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThat rich people should have more taxes because they don’t need their money. They seem to make you think that having money is the root of all evil. (The Christian scripture says the “love of money” while speaking frequently of wise … […]

4. » Is Money the Root of Evil? finance - 3 March, 2008

[…] stoptaxing put an intriguing blog post on Is Money the Root of Evil? […]

5. New Money Help » Timing Uncle Sam s take from your nest egg - 3 March, 2008

[…] IsMoneythe Root of Evil? […]

6. » Is Money the Root of Evil? technology - 4 March, 2008

[…] Another fellow blogger placed an observative post today on Is Money the Root of Evil? […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: