Monday, May 12, 2008

Quotes of the day

The fact that money doesn’t buy happiness is no indictment of capitalism. On the contrary, capitalism is the best system to allow people to succeed on their merits in the economy—and we know that it is success that truly does bring happiness. Capitalism, moored in proper values of honesty and fairness, is a key to our gross national happiness, and we should defend it vigorously.--Arthur Brooks, via Larry Ribstein
You simply can’t pay committed employees commensurately. So treat them like they’re doing you a favor, not like they owe you something.--Abraham Piper
You can say, we’ll never invade a sovereign country. Then you have Rwanda. A million people were killed. Probably 5,000 U.S. troops could have stopped the whole thing. So you can have the strict rule that the U.S. will never attack a sovereign country except in self-defense, but there’s a cost to it. Ever since World War II there’s been a consensus that the U.S. had to do that.--John Yoo

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