Saturday, March 22, 2008

David Mamet on the tragic view

Is the military always right? No. Neither is government, nor are the corporations—they are just different signposts for the particular amalgamation of our country into separate working groups, if you will. Are these groups infallible, free from the possibility of mismanagement, corruption, or crime? No, and neither are you or I. So, taking the tragic view, the question was not "Is everything perfect?" but "How could it be better, at what cost, and according to whose definition?" Put into which form, things appeared to me to be unfolding pretty well.

Read the whole thing here. Or just read some Adam Smith:

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.


moneythoughts said...

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I write and paint. Take a look at my blog, you might find it of interest. I discuss a few things that I think might interest you.


moneythoughts said...


I am sorry I called you David. My mistake. I'm 65 and I make errors from time to time.