The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This week I join with billions of followers and admirers of Christ in celebrating his birth.

Many followers of Christ call themselves Christian as I do, having dedicated their lives to studying and following the example he set for us in his life and accepting Christ as our sole personal Saviour and relying upon his mercy or grace for salvation from sin.

Other religions such as Judaism and Islam admire Christ as a prophet, a wise and noble leader, a rasul or rabbi. Still others admire Christ's teachings from a philosophical, secular viewpoint with an admiration for his ability to lift the human spirit.

I find nothing not to like about Christ. I am grateful for a federal holiday we have to honor the birth of such a person who promoted so much good in the world and has inspired so many to persue love, kindness, truth, forgiveness, and charity.

In the spirit of Christ, let me wish you and your family a "Merry Christmas"!

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