Celebrating and defending enterprise of all kinds.
For those of you who needed another one, an example of a putatively respectable newspaper manipulating a photograph to bash business.
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About 40 years ago, leftist protesters voiced a variety of complaints about the only grocery store in a poor area of a city in the Midwest.What was the owner's response? Without a word of warning, he shut down his store. He emptied it in one night.The next day the demonstrators realized they had to walk three miles to buy groceries. They begged the owner of the closed store to reopen his business. Later that week the city's government offered him incentives to resume operations.The owner agreed. Afterward, he heard no complaints from local residents and politicians.- DEC (Jungle Trader)
For some reason, DEC, your comment reminds me of a letter that my father wrote back in the early 1960s. He owned some shares in Texaco, and when Castro nationalized its operations in Cuba the CEO sent a letter to Texaco's stockholders asking that they petition Congress for some remedy. My father wrote back and suggested that Texaco blow up its operations so as to deny the Communists the proceeds of nationalization, making the point that if all businesses responded that way there would be fewer nationalizations. Texaco did not take the advice.