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October 08, 2010


Dan Eastwood

In what remains of our capitalist system - if you can make money doing what you are doing, (taking money from people who are willing to pay you for your service without a gun pointed at their head to make them do so...) then by definition you are performing a service for those buyers, and there is no reason to feel any guilt for charging as much as the market will bear for those services.

That's the beauty of capitalism - Each transaction is an agreement between the seller and the buyer and no one else. 'The market' will tell you if you are charging too much or too little.

Without capitalism, we'll be at the mercy of what some faceless bureaucrat deems our transactions to be worth and we'll be forced at the point of a gun to comply. Geez - Given the alternative, I can't imagine why anyone would complain about what you are doing or why you'd need to justify it.

Next time you see a copy of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged', buy it at any price and read it - it will save you all that grief and guilt you seem to feel about accepting payment for what you do - as long as what you do is done openly, honestly, and without resorting to force.


The e- books are the innovative learning tools that are becoming common world wide and they are also easily accessible .


I'm trying to view the e-book on my Macbook but it doesn't display properly, do you have any suggestions?


Capitalism is wonderful, and most of those who condemn it, also benefit greatly from its dynamism. Some great art has come into being because of, not in spite of, capitalism.

But, "Atlas Shrugged" is just horrible, both as literature and philosophy...don't buy it to read it, only as an investment!

Books are far more than mere commodities.

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