Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On channeling selfishness......................

"Capitalism is rotten at every level, yet it adds up to something extraordinarily useful for society over time.  The paradox of capitalism is that adding a bunch of bad-sounding ideas together creates something incredible that is far more good than bad.  Capitalism inspires people to work hard, take reasonable risks, and to create value for customers.  On the whole, capitalism channels selfishness in a direction that benefits civilization, not counting a few fat cats who have figured out how to game the system."
-Scott Adams, as excerpted from How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big:  Kind of the Story of My Life

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