The Corvette & Capitalism

Hat tip: “Dr. Mc”

Eddie's Corvette

The Corvette owned by “Rules of Logic

Radio Host Mark Levin from time to time reads over the air the story of how a simple pencil creates jobs and benefits society. In a similar vein, “Dr. Mc” shares with us this story of how Chevrolet’s Corvette also benefits society. It is a superb put-down of sanctimonious anti-capitalist Leftists:

A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could’ve fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet.

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?”

I replied I’m not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.”

That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality.

When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.

Here is “I, Pencil” from the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

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Commie Bernie

Bernie - Healthcare - Guns

Bernie- SOTU

Bernie-LIst of Successul Socialist Countries

Bernie-Not MAGA

And now, in closing:

Social Justice Major

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  1. Wow! I’m honored that my ‘lil ‘ol Z06 is shown here.

    As we live close to a fairly large university I am surprised that I have never been accosted by a misguided person about my car. In fact, I have received nothing but praise and admiration. Of course, now I have jinxed myself…

    Capitalism is the most efficient (since resources are finite, efficiency matters) and the most FAIR way to allocate resources. Is it perfect? Of course not, but it’s far better than having someone like Maxine Waters make decisions about what should be built, by whom and how much it should cost. (Can you imagine that fool running a company?!)

    Thanks again, 56PackardMan.

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  2. I forgot to write that being resentful and envious of people who are wealthier than you is not a sound basis for public policy. The politics of envy is a road to nowhere.

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