Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Brief but Obligatory Tribute to Jobs

In a world in which the majority of opinion-forming outlets have been lately spewing forth economic nonsense of the most vulgar kind, including the claims that value destruction brings prosperity, spending and indebtedness drive economic development, and large-scale creation of colored paper tickets or virtual bookkeeping entries can create real wealth, Jobs and Apple were an island of sanity, a reminder that there are no short-cuts to changing the world for the better, and no paths leading to that goal other than the ethos of hard work, advanced specialization and division of labor, long-term investments leading to the accumulation of productive capital, innovative vision, and keen entrepreneurial foresight.

He was the creative genius of our age, so if there are any people who genuinely deserve celebration, he was no doubt one of them.

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