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Thursday, June 29, 2006

# Posted 9:41 AM by Patrick Porter  

I AM IRONMAN according to the survey that David referred to. The 'Iron Man' type is described in the report as 'Inventor. Businessman. Genius.'

Hmmm. I can hear the screams of laughter from friends in three continents. Never invented anything, or wanted to. No commercial acumen. But they may be onto something with 'genius'...

Branding my persona as 'Iron Man' is a little like certain university types calling themselves 'socialist workers.'

They mostly aren't workers. And they are socialist only in the sense that they are committed to redistributing other people's wealth.
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... is a little like certain university types calling themselves 'socialist workers.'

They mostly aren't workers. And they are socialist only in the sense that they are committed to redistributing other people's wealth.


Ha. That's a pretty good quote.
 
I wonder if there is a political position anywhere that isn't committed to redistributing other people's wealth. I suppose a combination of anarchism/libertarianism? Although on the anarchic side, there is certainly that committment. And on the libertarian side, insofar as it countenances negative externalities of private enterprises, it is certainly committed to redistributing costs -- which is the same as other people's wealth.

To paraphrase Nixon -- we are all socialist workers now.
 
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