Monday, March 26, 2007

Who is Driving This Bus?

Did anyone see the poll published this week by Zogby America that indicates that between 26% and 40% of Americans believe that their future is determined by their own actions. Isn't this a surprising number of people? I mean, are 26-40% of people killed by tornadoes? Isn't it sort of a sign of the times that so many of us believe that life just happens to us?

It is a sad statistic too, because I can't imagine that very many of us who do not believe that we control most of our own life's outcomes will actually be successful to any degree. Interestingly, the lower one's income, the more likely one is to feel that someone or something else controls one's life (40.3%). Is that a cause, or an effect? Isn't that the fundamental question between the government interventionist and the libertarian?

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Sunshine on Discovery Bay

Sunshine on Discovery Bay
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