Monday, November 16, 2009

American Positive Thinking

Our American tendency to always think positive is responsible for many of our ills:

 
  • Give them a mortgage regardless of their income - houses will always increase in value. What can go wrong?
  • CEOs and corporations can be trusted to do the right thing for the shareholders and customers. There's no need to burden them with laws and rules.
  • We should be tolerant of other cultures - they'll stop hating us if we show tolerance.
Unrealistic expectations due to the positive thinking mantra led to the 2008 - 2009 financial meltdown.

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