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        Wednesday, September 19, 2007
        The ten cannots
        I wonder if William J. H. Boetcker had a vision of current global political, social and economic cock up when he came up with The Ten Cannots in 1916. Don't you think the world would have been a better place if the following are parts of each countries policy?
        • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
        • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
        • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
        • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
        • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
        • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
        • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
        • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
        • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
        • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
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