Ephemeral Balance

There is good to be found in giving business and entrepreneurs the freedom to move, grow and innovate, creating good things through trial, error, and competition. But we must watch that those who rise cannot succumb to greed, that most human of drives, and pervert the language of the free market to shield themselves while they amass power for its own sake and make kings of themselves.
No kings.
There is good to be found socialism, where we trust our hard-earned wages to be pooled and directed to grander projects for the good of all – projects we alone are too small to accomplish, and which we can never trust the wealthy or the corporations to undertake without strings attached. But we must watch that our governing structure does not bloat, hiding the same greed and corruption as we see in private businesses.
The trick is electing people with the wisdom and intelligence to maintain the balance, and the honor to behave as servants to the people.
Whatever governing structure we have, more free-market, more socialistic, what we must never forget, what should be carved in stone over the entryways to the halls of governance, is that We Are All, Always, Greedy Bastards. Every One of Us. We need to look out for each other, keep ourselves honest, constantly, at all levels, from the newborn orphan to the president and the CEO.

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