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Subject: Re: PD: Owner made fast-food restaurants succes Date: 5/16/2013 8:10 PM
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I said: It is amaing that there are so many so willing to rant against those that risk their capital and get rewards, but those who risk almost nothing (except their celebrity reputation) get a pass.

a) who said they get a pass? Does every statement have to be accompanied by a bibliography and footnotes about special exceptions or a comprehensive list of "people who deserve ire"?

I'd bet that if someone analyzed all the posts on this board for a year or more the number of anti-business posts compared to anti-media-celebrities is on the order of 10:1 or 100:1. I'm not even sure if you can find any anti-celebrity posts except as jokes.

if I'm ranting, it's only against those think risking their capital means they are like god's gift to creation

I don't know about other but I've never mentioned being god's gift. But, IMO, about 95% of the time any business success is mentioned, it gets turned around into he/she must have been taking advantage of the workers else how else could he/she have become so wealthy? The possible except is Steve Jobs ...and on other boards he's consider more than god's gift :) (even though he did verbally abuse employees according to many accounts).

I say, let's just be fair about it. There are both good and bad employers/entrepreneurs...just as there are good and bad employees...and many shades in between. There is no need to completely polarize every discussion.


Mike
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