Posts Tagged ‘force’

Posted: October 28, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“There are really only two ways people get along with one another – cooperation or force.” -John Stossel

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It’s Simple

Posted: May 16, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“It’s simple; but it’s not easy. You have to force yourself.” -Mel Robbins

“We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action” -Leonard Hand

Fantastic Deal

Posted: November 23, 2014 in Thought for the Day
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“If you want to be successful in life, you do that not by trickery or force, but by offering a fantastic deal.  And if you understand that simple fact, and learn how to implement it, you really understand the key to life.” -Porter Stansberry

Forcing people to take certain actions, or make certain decisions isn’t healthy.  As Bill Bonner notes about force, “People don’t get what they really want; they get what someone else wants them to have….  And since all value is measured by what people really want and freely choose, it makes the world poorer.”

There are many things being pawned as incentives which could easily be called force.  Bill points out that artificially low interest rates may persuade people to take out loans they normally wouldn’t.  And what about tax credits for buying cars, changing windows and doors, putting in new furnaces, buying new homes, etc. 

Now, on the surface, these may seem like good things, but how many people purchase these things not being able to afford it?  How does this alter the normal course of purchasing products as people see fit, or as they afford them?  What happens after these incentives expire?  Seems as if there would be large lulls in the purchasing of these products.

Private choice, in all aspects of life, provide true freedom.  Forced economics results in a false economy.