No Eggs, No Omelet
JULY 01, 1976 by TOM ELKINS
From an editorial of April 5, 1976, by TOM ELKINS, Manager, KNUI Radio, Kahului, Hawaii
In order for me to eat an omelet, some chickens have to lay some eggs. If there are no eggs, there can be no omelet . . . and I might have to be satisfied with cereal. That might hurt my feelings, but that can’t be helped. Sooner or later, reality has a way of asserting itself. In our complex economic system, it frequently happens later . . . but it happens, nonetheless. Those who claim that they have a right to be non-productive because others are non-productive, too, are ignoring the basic fact that everything that is consumed must be produced by somebody. And anything that expands the number of non-producers, or the amount they consume, puts an extra burden on the producers. It can’t be any other way.