Thursday, October 14, 2010

Capitalism Saved the Miners

Quoting Daniel Henninger at The Opinion Journal
(The profit = innovation dynamic was everywhere at the mine rescue site.):
“It needs to be said. The rescue of the Chilean miners is a smashing victory for free-market capitalism…

If those miners had been trapped a half-mile down like this 25 years ago anywhere on earth, they would be dead. What happened over the past 25 years that meant the difference between life and death for those men?

Short answer: the Center Rock drill bit…

The miners' rescue is a thrilling moment for Chile, an imprimatur on its rising status. But I'm thinking of that 74-person outfit in Berlin, Pa., whose high-tech drill bit opened the earth to free them. You know there are tens of thousands of stories like this in the U.S., as big as Google and small as Center Rock. I'm glad one of them helped save the Chileans. What's needed now is a new American economic model that lets our innovators rescue the rest of us.”
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