Jonas, you make a good snowman.
Our hats off to Jonas Salk. Who soon will be framed and placed permanently in our space.
One of the most Civil men to have walked the earth is captured here in this poignant photo. In the early 1950’s Polio was one of the most feared public health issues. FDR was undeniably the most famous of those inflicted with polio and it was a research program he began which eventually led to the discovery of the vaccine by Jonas Salk.
Upon discovering the vaccine, Jonas Salk first tested on himself and his family to gain public trust. When he was asked, “ Who owns the patent on this vaccine?” he responded, “Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”
At this point in this blog, I would like to acknowledge Jonas Salk for not taking part in what many call Crapitalism. That sometimes profiting from certain societal woes isn’t really the best way to live.
I find that too many times we believe capitalism has to do entirely with the acquisition of wealth and the absurd growth most companies desire. I find it much more encouraging for society and a Civil future for all of us if capitalism is balanced with a desire to be respectful to the people you serve and compete against, honest and fair with your pricing and above all means try to improve the community you live in.
If those are the standards of capitalism, I feel the Civil Life will do quite well.
Who knows? Maybe along the way I will even be able to make enough money to move out of my parents house. Please buy our beer.
Hello earthlings. I have been sent here to open a brewery. I hope you have time over the next year to check in from time to time and see our progress (or lack there of at times).
Morning beer delivery at Tynan’s Bridge House Bar in Kilkenny, Ireland.