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Old 08-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #15
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Default Re: Obama - 'If youíve got a business -- you didnít build that. Somebody else made th

Known communist radical David Brooks has some thoughts

Dear Mr. Opinion Guy,

Over the past few years, I’ve built a successful business. I’ve worked hard, and I’m proud of what I’ve done. But now President Obama tells me that social and political forces helped build that. Mitt Romney went to Israel and said cultural forces explain the differences in the wealth of nations. I’m confused. How much of my success is me, and how much of my success comes from forces outside of me?
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Great companies, charities and nations were built by groups of individuals who each vastly overestimated their own autonomy. As an ambitious executive, it’s important that you believe that you will deserve credit for everything you achieve. As a human being, it’s important for you to know that’s nonsense.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/op...lusion.html?hp
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