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Re: Dilbert's Theorem

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>"The capacity to accumulate wealth is inversely proportional to one's
>sense of compassion and integrity."
I'm a liberal Democrat and proud of it, but Lazootin is way off base. 
First, poverty doesn't confer compassion and integrity--lots of people 
without compassion and integrity never had a dime to show for it. And 
there are plenty of people who are compassionate and trustworthy and also 
rich--I even know a few. 

I claim the big bucks corrupt people faster than corrupt people acquire 
money. Interesting article in Time some years ago about a small town 
which lost a number of children in a school bus accident. The other 
vehicle belonged to a Pepsi bottler, and after everyone had finished 
suing Pepsi, they started in on each other. At one point even the truck 
driver sued Pepsi. Millions changed hands, even after legal fees. A lot 
of otherwise poor people in the town got rich, and fences started going 
up and people stopped speaking. 'Course, all that boodle wouldn't change 
_me_ a bit--dirt poor or rolling in it, I'd still be the same folksy 
trusting guy as ever was, and wouldn't we all ;-> 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)