The Powerbait Generation(s)

Most of us have now been subjected to the many disheartening photos of the Occupy [fill in the city] protesters' signs that claim things along the lines of "capitalism doesn't work" -- "the rich need to give me their money because they have more than I do" -- "pay off my student loans" -- and in some extreme cases, "string up those greedy rich folks."  These "oppressed" protesters, clinging to their lattes, laptops, and iPhones, have benefited greatly from the overflowing prosperity provided by the free-market capitalist system that they're currently trying to tear apart.  Unfortunately, they haven't been taught any of the real-world skills necessary to benefit within that system.  They're not interested in using their equal opportunity to create prosperity for themselves; they're looking for a 99% guarantee of prosperity -- but provided by others. We've all heard the proverb: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you feed him...(Read Full Article)