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Re: India's place in the world....



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Rohit Sharma asked:

>2. As you say self-interest is alive amongst all of
>us. So how can one use it positively? That can only be
>done where one is free to work and retain ownership of
>that work with no one else having any claim to it. If
>such a thing is not possible satisfaction of self -
>interest happens in a destructive manner - i.e.
>looting. The govt looting the people, the priests
>looting the devout, the family looting the individual
>etc. Ironically all in the name of sacrifice.
>You are right that a society is needed to build dreams
>from within - what kind of society is what we are
>debating about here. Is it a society that promotes
>creation of wealth or is it a society that promotes
>looting of wealth.

Creation of wealth - economic, social, political.
Till the point we are the golden bird once again, this time with fangs
and
claws and nuclear defence.

Ritu

PS - Long live Ayn Rand! Ok, so she is dead, but since when has that
stopped
a self-respecting Indian? [Not a critique, just levity]



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