Sunday, February 24, 2013

There's No Such Thing as Building a Business - Clive Crook - The Atlantic

There's No Such Thing as Building a Business - Clive Crook - The Atlantic

I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand "I have a problem, it is the Government's job to cope with it!" or "I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!" "I am homeless, the Government must house me!" and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women and there are families and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first...

Britain was going through a v-Bi stagnation, innovations in technology led to more Iv-B where new ideas from individuals were being obstructed as deviant from the normalized society. Often the country was poor enought o become Roy, businesses became G public property as did housing. The new wealth from these Iv-B shoots wanted more GB privatization and individualism like a forest trying to grow from a near desert after new resources and seeds of innovation were added. Looking to themselves first is competitive Iv-B instead of cooperative V-Bi. This set off booms that would eventually bust like growing weeds.

There is no such thing as society. There is [a] living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate.
To any fair-minded person, the idea that Thatcher denied the existence of society is as daft as the idea that Obama thinks Steve Jobs didn't build Apple. Actually her meaning was nearly the opposite of the quoted words. What she meant, and what she ought to have said, was, "When you tell society to fix something, remember it's not some abstract third party you're making demands on but the people who make up that society." What Obama meant, and what he ought to have said, was, "If you've got a business, you didn't build it on your own."

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