“In popular culture, business is always portrayed
as monstrous because that’s what sells. People like
feeling victimized so that they can hate their oppressor.
But monsters don’t often succeed in business.
The sweeter competitor offering good service
and low prices is a better bet.
There’s an invisible heart at the core of the marketplace,
serving the customer and doing it joyously.”
“After all,” continued Sam,
“under capitalism, man oppresses man.
But under socialism,”-here Sam paused-
“it’s the other way around.”
George Will calls this book “Delightfully didactic.” It is 100% didactic (instructive) but is clearly delightful. If economics has intimidated you, this is a book to read. The book was fun, engaging and winsome.
Everything precious in life has a cost.”