November 2nd 2010 is Election Day here in the United States. By some accounts it’s considered a very important mid-term election. Regardless of your political beliefs and whom you vote for, I suggest you go vote. Too many people don’t vote and don’t realize how fortunate we are living in the United States. There are too many countries where voting does not exist, and they are ruled by tyrants. If you don’t vote, you have no authority to complain about our elected officials. Even if you disagree with my viewpoints, vote for what you believe to be true for you.
- Health care reform
- Trade policies
- Monetary polices
- New business rules and regulations
I’ve realized that all of these items can be summed up into a much larger question. I believe I’ve found one fundamental belief that affects all other decisions of our elected officials. The question is:
What kind of economic pie do they believe in?
Fixed Size Pie
Does the candidate believe in fixed sized pie where there is only so much available? That the economic pie, if you will, must be divided up into sections. That one group gets a specific amount, another gets another part, etc., etc. That scarcity is abound, and there is only so much pie to go around for everyone.
Or does the candidate believe in a society that should grow the pie? That we can we the people collectively can grow the pie. We create wealth, and all will prosper in the process.
So which does your candidate believe in? Do they believe in a fixed size economic pie, or can we create more pies? As I stated in my Yakezie post, I believe the economic universe is always expanding, just like the universe. We are creating more and more and overall making society better. From my experience, fixed pie people believe in economic scarcity, and act accordingly with their policies.
Have a happy Halloween, and go out and vote!