Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, executive greed almost reared it’s ugly head !

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So, President King has finally sold out!
    A “Whopping Pittance”. Another great oxymoron to add to the list, along with “Jumbo Shrimp”, “Planned Accident”, “Honest Politician”, and “Military Intelligence”!

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    And civil servant, postal service…

  4. John Pike

    John Pike GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Since greed has been the dominant topic this week, I thought I might share this from a post on FaceBook.


    Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is caught, will they realize that you can’t eat money. –Native American proverb


    I was moved by this. Such a simple, yet, powerful thought.


    BCNU

  5. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A Whopping Pittance… Like Government and the banks… Sigh…

  6. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, over 1 year ago

    @John Pike

    Thank you…I had never seen that. It is Capitalism in a nutshell. And it is bi-partisan.

  7. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 1 year ago

    There will be no education if nobody gets paid. No profit, no gain. Profit is the driver of innovation.

  8. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 1 year ago

    Better hurry – the student loan racket is in a bubble, defaults climbing, and may come apart soon.

  9. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 1 year ago

    Remind me, how is Zipper currently getting his fees and living costs met? Is this the beginning of an arc that sees him having to go out and actually earn a living…?!

  10. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    I resent that part of military intelligence. Under hashish, I used to come up with some very intelligent intelligence

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    @Q4horse

    True, but it is simple-minded to think that the profit motive untempered with ethics produces only good. The profit motive inspires most crime. Even when the laws are obeyed, competition drives down wages, and encourages the cutting of corners. Many an employer would love to pay his people better, but has to compete with people who don’t. Resources are destroyed. A book dealer here destroys rare illustrated books centuries old: he could sell them at a profit, but there is even more money in selling them one page at a time at a time to unwitting people who want to frame the illustrations and maps for their walls. Land is purchased, “resources” are “extracted” and the land is ruined for other uses for generations to come, and the surrounding region is effected too. But unless the law requires otherwise the profit-motive ignores ideas of stewardship. History has demonstrated this over and over. The profit-motive drives a company to push for “innovative” legislation that favors it, no matter what the effect on others. It is not that businessmen are evil, or even unethical, they behave the way the competition and need for profit dictates, and if they don’t they don’t keep their jobs. Unless the public and public institutions prevent it.

    The profit motive is good, competition is good, and “free” markets are good. But without laws, and law enforcement (i.e. rules and regulation), bad practices drive out good, and all are driven to the lowest common denominator.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    The “pittance” part of his remark is an attempted save since the officials there will get whopping increases. To the detriment of the school.

  13. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 1 year ago

    @Q4horse

    It used to be that the majority of business owners wanted to make a comfortable living while contributing something useful to society. Now they just want to get rich and they don’t care if they do anything useful or not.

  14. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    President King and other admin drones are making sure their parachutes are Gold or Platinum instead of Lead

  15. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Got a Personal Quote that covers that Nicely.
    “Greed and Stupidity Go Hand in Hand”

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