May 06, 2006
Such a deal
Over at Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux nails it one more time in his post The Best Deal Going. He begins by talking about the "energy crisis" and ends up with this:
I love this market process. People such as me -- people who lack even a whiff of creativity, people who are terribly risk-averse, people who lazily prefer to read novels and work at secure jobs and spend our evenings at home dining and drinking with family and friends -- just sit back and wait for profit-hungry hard-working anxiety-ridden creative entrepreneurs, each in competition with others, to find new ways to improve our lives. And we don't even have to accept what they devise. If we like it, we buy it. If not, we don't buy it.
I almost feel like a free-rider, a lazy bum, a poacher. I do nothing entrepreneurial, and yet my daily life is filled with the marvelous fruits of entrepreneurial creativity and effort.
Posted by joke du jour at May 6, 2006 09:51 PM
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Keep telling yourself that. If entrepreneurs couldn't take your money from you (which you claim to lazily make) then there's no entrepreneurs and then no fun inventions for you to spend your money on.
Posted by: Woody at May 8, 2006 03:23 PM