This week’s focus point: Almost anything taken to an extreme is going to run counter to the original intent. I find health and exercise fanatics who look, well, positively unhealthy. Barry Goldwater was warned not to use the phrase “extremism in defense of liberty is no vice,” but he did and he was swamped in the election by Lyndon Johnson. Now we have Larry Ellison who is making about $38,000 an hour (if you use a 40-hour week) at Oracle. He has dated three female subordinates, routinely breaks commitments, and simply does what he pleases. Capitalism is a wonderful system at generating wealth, but not terribly good at distributing it. We need to be sensitive to that. The American Revolution was born out of frustration to being taxed with no voice. But the French Revolution was largely from disgust with the profligate nature of the monarchy.
Monday Morning Perspective: What is moral is what you feel good after; what is immoral is what you feel bad after. — Ernest Hemingway
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