Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Advice to Grads: "Make a Bunch of Money!"

P.J. O'Rourke has written the commencement address every newly-minted college graduate should hear, but won't.

Among his advice:

"Go out and make a bunch of money!

Here we are living in the world's most prosperous country, surrounded by all the comforts, conveniences and security that money can provide. Yet no American political, intellectual or cultural leader ever says to young people, "Go out and make a bunch of money." Instead, they tell you that money can't buy happiness. Maybe, but money can rent it.

There's nothing the matter with honest moneymaking. Wealth is not a pizza, where if I have too many slices you have to eat the Domino's box. In a free society, with the rule of law and property rights, no one loses when someone else gets rich."

Read the rest here.

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