Boston in the Spring Time

Whenever I come to Boston, I recall the song by Dave Loggins (I like the Joan Baez version best)

Please come to Boston for the springtime
I’m stayin’ here with some friends and they’ve got lots of room
You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk
By a café where I hope to be workin’ soon

The weather is rainy and cloudy. I am staying with friends in Acton, MA.

What else? Read the commencement address by PJ O’Rourke, “Fairness, idealism and other atrocities: Commencement advice you’re unlikely to hear elsewhere” from the LA Times of May 4th. (Hat tip: Sushant.)

PJ makes four excellent points. Of course I think they are excellent because I believe in them precisely. The short version:

1. Go out and make a bunch of money
2. Don’t be an idealist
3. Get politically uninvolved
4. Forget about fairness

The other two points I only partially agree with.

Author: Atanu Dey

Economist.

2 thoughts on “Boston in the Spring Time”

  1. Atanu, that link was awesome! I think the religious extremist thing is just an extension of the “get rich” advice. And the last one — well, it might just be humour.

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  2. I wouldnt say I agree yet, I do think on get rich(albeit honestly), forget about fairness(ie use every advantage you have) and political(as well cultural involvement)
    but not about idealism…Sadly your link 2 full text didnt work for me with my flapping connection.
    But I see no point to wealth accumulation if I cant spend it on my ideals. or my but shikani baiting Idols.

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