Saturday, October 31, 2015
A More Prosperous Planet
About time somebody wrote about helping people prosper instead of just demonizing success! It's been a while. Felipe Tudela offers facts, not politics; math, not mantras.
As a trained engineer, I was hooked as soon as I found this phrase in the introduction: "Reality is always bound to win." Yes!! I have always said people need to experience the physical sciences and physical work. Then they know there are some inviolable rules--that reality does not adapt to our feelings or whims. This is why engineering professors are not the Marxist kooks that liberal arts professors tend to be. In the real world, those who break the rules cause explosions, fires, bridge collapses. Marxist theoreticians (like many politicians) need not face the results of their experiments. They insulate themselves while others suffer. The entrepreneur, bridge builder, or surgeon, however, must pay the piper if/when he/she screws up.
Tudela seeks to explain the difference between the permanently limited wealth paradigm and the wealth creation paradigm. The former sets us against each other in a winner-takes-all cage match, while the latter makes a better world for anyone of good will and work ethic.
Libertarians and conservatives should get copies of this book into the hands of as many as possible--particularly young people who have been poorly educated indoctrinated) by "progressive" schools. Since reality always wins, let's be sure we understand it!
I will gift a copy of this book (Kindle) to the first two readers to comment on this blog post, so hurry! You can also get a copy right away on Amazon.