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Balance and Capitalists’ Sportsmanship


Clear thoughts are often delayed. It seems that inspiration always comes as the phone is laid on the hook or as the car turns the corner out of sight (or as the talk show host presses “Disconnect”). Such was the case after a long, rambling (although connected) conversation that I recently had with a good friend of mine, after which I thought out loud: Put concisely, capitalism is a way to make it in somebody’s best interest to do good.

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01–10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




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