Elizabeth Warren: "Nobody in this country... got rich on his own. Nobody"

I’ve long admired Professor Elizabeth Warren. I hope she’ll soon become the junior Senator from the great state Commonwealth of Massachusetts because she cares about ordinary Americans and fights for ordinary Americans:

I hear all this, “Oh! This is class warfare.” No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea — God Bless! Keep a Big Hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

Posted by James on Wednesday, September 21, 2011