Next weekend the Gekko's will take our semi annual trip up to Yellow Springs, OH for a Clifton Gorge Hike and/or bike ride along the trail and a trip to Young's Dairy.
If you have never been to Yellow Springs (the former home of Antioch College), you need to make the trek.
Yellow Springs is a miniature Berkeley with all kinds of lefties peddling their hemp products and art works. Many of the shop owners like to proudly display their "goods not produced in sweat shops" signs.
So I like to drive the lovely Mrs. Gekko nuts when she's buys a $100 piece of pottery by asking the owner, "I make my money from sweatshops, are you sure you want to take it?"
Somehow, they always manage to eat their hypocrisy and always take the credit card which, by the way, they never seem to be overly concerned that the credit card company is ripping me off with usury type interest rates or that they're trapping me in a mountain of consumer debt I'll never get out of.
The point of all this is. Left to it's own designs, communal living can not subsist on it's own. Yellow Springs cannot and will not survive selling their overpriced crap without an economy that gives people like me the resources to buy their crap.
All these leftist who want to ban big, bad, businesses have no comprehension that nearly everything in their possession exists because of the capitalist drive to make money. Where's that IPod if the Government tells Steve Jobs he needs to cough up 90 percent of his income in taxes?
Big business is what drives all economies and really it's what subsidizes that clown selling the $120 hemp sandals.
As those lefty businesses in Yellow Springs start to board up, maybe they'll start to get it.