Daily Archives: August 11, 2012

Economic Theories Explained, via Fishing

Liberal: Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day
Capitalist: Teach a man to fish, then charge him for the use of your lake and someone else’s fishing pole, or hire him to fish for Fishing Incorporated and make enough money to buy himself a quarter of a fish when all is said and done.
Socialist: Teach a man to fish, then tell him he can fish for “free” at The People’s Lake, using the People’s Fishing Pole, and that he has to give back 50% of anything he makes to “the People.”
Distributist: Teach a Man to fish, then give him rod and a piece of land by the lake and designate an area of the lake that his exclusive area to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.

How I’m Unique: My Parents’ Book is Back!

Back in 1984, my parents wrote a lovely little children’s book on living with Marfan syndrome called _How John Was Unique_. I’ve encountered several Marfs over the years who said this book has meant a lot to them. One lady on FB who’s a few years younger than I am said that she’s literally given out hundreds of copies to people.

A few years ago, I noticed it was out of print and no longer available from the NMF catalogue. I asked them about digitizing it, and never heard back. I just did a Google search, and found it is now available from the NMF in PDF format:

How John Was Unique in PDF