Let­ter writer: ‘Num­ber plate cash helps to keep trans­port rolling’

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

“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 am not sure, it fed a lot of fam­i­lies in Bowl­ing Green, Ken­tucky who built it, it fed the peo­ple who make the tyres, peo­ple who made the com­po­nents that went into it, it fed the peo­ple in the cop­per mine who mined the cop­per for the wires, etc’. BUT, I have to ad­mit, I guess I re­ally don’t know how many peo­ple it fed. That is the dif­fer­ence be­tween cap­i­tal­ism and 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.”


“I hope the money is used to re­duce bus and metro fare and park­ing fares.”


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