Comments: Earned Success

In a free-market capitalist system greed is a null word. Every man who holds accumulation of wealth as his highest value harms only himself.

Greed only has power over others in a non-free economic system. This includes the totalitarian systems and the mixed-economy system in every western nation. These are the systems in which greed can harm one's neighbor.

Posted by johngalt at June 11, 2012 3:41 PM
"If parasitism, favoritism, corruption, and greed for the unearned did not exist, a mixed economy would bring them into existence."

--Ayn Rand, "The Pull Peddlers" from 'Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal' p.170

Posted by johngalt at June 11, 2012 4:01 PM
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