The DNA of the USA
Reader comment on: David Brooks's Risk Aversion
Submitted by Michael Greenberg (United States), Jul 31, 2010 07:12
Imagine for a moment that things get so bad here that packing up your family and moving to a foreign country becomes thinkable. Now how many people would actually act on that option? Not too many, I believe...just the ones who are risk takers.
But if you look at the population of the USA, that is who we are. We are a nation composed of people who picked themselves up from the country of their birth and made a new life for themselves over here. We are a self-selected group of risk takers.
The cream of the crop.
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