Re: humanism vs. transhumanism

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 13:02:06 -0700 (PDT)

> Maybe you didn't recognise the names, though.
> Ray Kroc was a milkshake-making-machine salesman and repairman, and
> from that start he created the McDonald's chain.
> Rich deVoss was a door-to-door soap salesman. He owns half of Amway.
> (The other half is owned by Jay Van Andel, who was also a
> door-to-door soap salesman with a territory nearby.)
> Sam Walton sold various supplies to small-town general stores. And
> created the WalMart chain.

And let's not forget the computer industry: Andy Grove was an
immigrant starting from nothing to create Intel; Jobs and Wozniak
started Apple with money from selling a car. Even Bill Gates,
that icon of evil, has made more _employees_ millionaires than
anyone else in history, many of whom take the money and start
their own companies.

Horatio Alger may be fiction, and success may have as much to
do with luck as with hard work (honest capitalists never claim
otherwise), but it clear can and does happen.

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