Insight into values
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We live in a (mostly) free-market society. By observing what people are willing to spend their hard-earned money on, especially in the area of discretionary income, we can gain insight into what they value and admire. Their financial "votes" are a much better indicator of their values than mere words.
After the Newtown, Conn., massacre, sales of military-style assault-type weapons and their high-capacity magazines went through the roof, with many stores completely selling out in days. Since these machines have no other function than to kill and maim as many people as possible in a short period of time, it would seem that a substantial segment of our populace values that type of action. While they may pay lip service to decrying the killing at Newtown, their actions say differently.
W.S. (BILL) KASZYCKI
First Published January 4, 2013 12:00 am