Capitalism and the Right to Rise

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    Congressman Paul Ryan recently coined a smart phrase to describe the core concept of economic freedom: "The right to rise."

    Think about it. We talk about the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to assembly. The right to rise doesn't seem like something we should have to protect.

    But we do. We have to make it easier for people to do the things that allow them to rise. We have to let them compete. We need to let people fight for business. We need to let people take risks. We need to let people fail. We need to let people suffer the consequences of bad decisions. And we need to let people enjoy the fruits of good decisions, even good luck.

    That is what economic freedom looks like. Freedom to succeed as well as to fail, freedom to do something or nothing. People understand this. Freedom of speech, for example, means that we put up with a lot of verbal and visual garbage in order to make sure that individuals have the right to say what needs to be said, even when it is inconvenient or unpopular. We forgive the sacrifices of free speech because we value its blessings.

    But when it comes to economic freedom, we are less forgiving of the cycles of growth and loss, of trial and error, and of failure and success that are part of the realities of the marketplace and life itself.








    Jeb Bush: Capitalism and the Right to Rise - WSJ.com







    much better than a collective donchyathink? Go Jeb B US H
     
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    from a wealthy man who inherited tons of money
     
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    And what of the rights of those who choose to rise through Collective Bargaining?
     
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    Ah, yes. Son/brother Jeb Bush. Hopefully, this will cause varying degrees of apoplexy among resident lefties.
     
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    they are rich so they have to be shut out
     
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    People may "rise" from the working class to the middle class using one set of methods, as Da Goose implied. People may also "rise" from the middle class to real wealth using another set of methods. Making it easier for people to do one of these makes it harder to do the other.

    If Ryan really wants to help most people "rise," he's going to have to stop lavishing so much in the way of help and encouragement on those who have already "risen."
     
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    If you're involved in collective bargaining your rise is nearly out of lift.
     
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    as long as it doesn't cost the taxpayer have at it.
     
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    they inherited their wealth
     

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