Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Today a Lesson in Capitalism


Not everyone understands capitalism. But Henry Ford did - as he paid workers comparatively well (without being a philanthroper - we think). It has been said that the idea was that workers should have been able to save up and maybe one day - buy their very own T-Ford.
It is easy to fall into the mindloop that capitalism is only about money - when it is more about choice. The consumer is supposed to make the best possible choice by spending money in a direction that support the best product or service. And no producer can sell anything if not the consumer has enough money.

It works like Darwin's ideas about the survival of the fittest. Both systems are at its core based upon choice. But a pure choice system does not need money - the money is just a transfer of resources. In some cases however it is easier to make a larger choice - if U have the money. Some other choices does not need very much money at all.

This said.

Today GFloorball gave some students a choice in Queens. This is how their choice looked like:
Image courtesy of GFloorball.com
This lesson in capitalism - had a clear winner according to GFloorball - all kids picked the stick to the right in this picture. If U understand them... then tell us why not all American kids can make this choice too? Do we not believe in capitalism and choice as it comes to school sports? Are current sports in use at American schools by choice - or is it a plan economic system in place? U tell us...

GFloorball has promised their own story soon - we just loved their picture and what they today wrote on twitter.
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!