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Flush With Prosperity

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I just returned from a post-blizzard run to the supermarket.  While there I noticed that Charmin and many other brands of toilet paper feature embossed designs on their products.  If you click on the nearby image to enlarge it, you’ll be able clearly to see such designs.

61mRA5DjBFL [2]Think of this astonishing fact: someone had the idea to beautify with such designs a product that literally gets flushed down the toilet; other people spent time coming up with these designs; yet other people engineered machines to have the capacity to emboss such designs onto toilet paper; and all of this was done because market forces drive toilet-paper manufactures to compete for consumer patronage.

We are such a wealthy society that, to please ordinary consumers, we spend resources beautifying toilet paper.

Our Prosperity Pool is indeed large and deep [3].

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