May 9, 2012

IT MEANS MORE WHEN YOU EARN IT– “JULIA,” ARE YOU LISTENING?:  This is of course commonsense, but then again, many folks seem to have lost commonsense in recent years– witness the Obama campaign’s pathetic, government dependent “Julia.” Arthur Brooks has great op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “America and the Value of ‘Earned Success,‘” in which he compares his experience working and living in Spain with that of the U.S.  He concludes, “what set the United States apart from Spain was the difference between earned success and learned helplessness.”  Earned success is indeed, as Brooks points out, the heart of American exceptionalism, and it leads to individual happiness in a way that handouts never can.

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