A Little Perspective

“Madame, you could go outside and get run over by a bus and just think what you would have missed!” — Graham Kerr, TVs “Galloping Gourmet” in response to criticism that he cooked with butter and enjoyed wine.

Shifting the Wealth Around

“When government taxes, borrows and spends, it shifts unemployment from one sector to another. Of course, the sector that benefits tends to be a political favorite of the shifter.” — Walter Williams

Medicine and Magic

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. –Thomas Szasz

Thoughts on Stress

Stress is like spice. In the right proportion, it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal. Too much may choke you. –Donald Tubesing, from “Kicking Your Stress Habits”

Driving While Obama

“Governmental economic planning is back seat driving by a man who doesn’t know how to drive and who … doesn’t know where he wants to go.” — economist and expert on the Great Depression, Benjamin Anderson