"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Well, we may have created the ShamWow and the Slap Chop.
All the stuff consumers all over the world want is invented in America.
Superpowers use oil.
Last edited by whysoserious; 10-18-11 at 04:25 PM.
There is no demand for alternative energy in the world, except among backward governments. If the Japanese phone that could stream video was any good, Americans would have demanded it, like they demanded Toyotas.
Last edited by whysoserious; 10-18-11 at 04:29 PM.
Government didn't build 3g and 4g networks in this country. When the ROI was such that consumers would pay for it, those networks were built privately. Now carriers are at war with each other to aquire their competitors who have them.
That system works.