Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Finally, A Commencement Speech That Would be Worth Hearing

Of course, it’s from P.J. O’Rourke:

“Don't chain yourself to a redwood tree. Instead, be a corporate lawyer and make $500,000 a year. No matter how much you cheat the IRS, you'll still end up paying $100,000 in property, sales and excise taxes. That's $100,000 to schools, sewers, roads, firefighters and police. You'll be doing good for society. Does chaining yourself to a redwood tree do society $100,000 worth of good?”