Sunday, August 21, 2011

Robert A. Heinlein--still on topic after all these years

Heinlein once wrote:

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as ‘bad luck.’ “

It would seem that President Zero, while well read in the classics of socialism, should have spent a bit more time on the classics of science fiction.

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