Archive for December, 2011
Free market capitalism brings happiness; redistribution does not. The reason is that only free market capitalism brings earned success, imbued with nature’s true liberty. Earned success involves the ability to create value honestly — not by inheriting a fortune, not by picking up a welfare check.
The below story illustrates the same (copied from internet, overshared story) :
A huge "majority" of the class had insisted that Obama's democratic socialism worked and that no one in the “Changed America” would be poor and no one would be rich. The sophomore students were 99% convinced that they knew Obamunism worked. They had all read about "national, democratic socialism" as freshmen and they had watched Obama on TV.
The class was sold on socialism.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class using Obama's democratic socialism." For the rest of the year, all grades would be averaged. Everyone would receive the same grade so no one would be "unjustly" at the "bottom" of the class and no one would be "unjustly" at the "top" of the class.
There would be "economic justice" and "grade equality" in the class.
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a 'C'.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
Within weeks, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little, studied even less. The students who studied hard for the first test decided they wanted a "freer ride" too, so they studied a lot less. It was a “utopian paradise” for slackers.
The second test average was a 'D'! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test was administered less than two months after plunging the entire class into Obama’s progressive, "democratic" socialism, the average was an 'F'.
The grades never increased above an 'F' as the envy and blame created rage. More tests, more F’s. Even the slackers had hard feelings. No one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
National socialists are focused on economic justice and grade equality. Economic justice by itself is not what makes people happy. Progressives believe they can build a better society through economic justice and income equality. Free market capitalism makes earned success possible for the most people because how much I work depends on how much I get to keep. Earned success is what makes people happy. All people on this planet understand when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great.
For the first time in my life, there are no winters in the winters. While there is temperature of 4 Degrees in NCR, Mumbai has 26 Degrees as minimum and in morning sun shines like summers are here. Winters have always been my favorite. This winter – no jackets, fan is still running, AC is still running, sun still shines (I hate sunlight like vampires ), that awesomeness in weather and much more.
I have realized that there are no winters in this part of the country. There are only two weathers – Hot, Very Hot So winters are out of question.
All I wish is I don’t have to face another stupid winter next year here in Mumbai.
So Year 2011, is about to end. The year I came Mumbai, switched my job, few of my best friends got married or engaged, memorable trips, winters with no cold, etc etc..
01.01.2011 – A special New year Celebration with friends in Noida, Sector – 61.
22.01.2011 – Wedding : Punit @Banaras
31.01.2011 – Wedding : Neha Dixit @Delhi
08.01.2011 – First Visit to Taj Mahal
08.01.2011 – Wedding : Neha Ma’am @Agra
10.01.2011 – Self Cooked Dinner @ KD’s place
12.02.2011 – Jim Corbett Trip with HCL Colleagues
05.03.2011 – Farewell @ Real Saver – DEN, Gurgaon
11.03.2011 – My last working day in HCL Technologies
13.03.2011 – A Small DPS V Get Together & Farewell
15.03.2011 – Land Mumbai, left Noida
16.03.2011 – Joined STPI Mumbai
19.05.2011 – My first IPL/Cricket Match in a Stadium @ DY Patil, Mumbai
19.06.2011 – My Dad comes Mumbai, visit Visit to Mumbai on Office Tour
15.08.2011 – Mahabaleshwar Trip @ Independence Day
07.10.2011 – My Sis got engaged this day
26.10.2011 – My first Diwali in Mumbai
31.10.2011 – My first Visit to Bangalore @Official Tour (STPI Bangalore)
07.11.2011 – Engagement : Deepak & Anu
18.11.2011 – My 100th Blog Post
03.12.2011 – At home on my birthday with parents after 8 years
04.12.2011 – Wedding : Vipul & Sumita @Agra
05.12.2011 – Met with all close friends in just 24 hours and being awake 2 nite continuous
10.12.2011 – Twitter Handle changed from @rahul_ssg to @askrahul
15.12.2011 – Cleared Ist Sem – MS (Software Systems) BITS Pilani – 8.27 CGPA
While an amazing year ends, all I ask for new year that next year 2012 I am back in Noida with my friends to celebrate the new year 2013