I don't know why these two headlines are comforting to me but they are.
- 'Balloon boy' parents going to jail
- Madoff in prison's hospital
In times when the government is running amuck and greedy pigs in a few parts of the economy can bring that economy to its knees, not to mention articles about how the "empire" of the USA is nearing the end of its life similar to ancient Rome, perhaps seeing the system work is a good thing.
The demise of capitalism? Never. Sharing or shifting of power, sure. Let the profits flow to where the people make the most productive use of their talents and capital. But I sure would love it if we could re-unleash the principles and values that the founding fathers gave us.