Justification is a kind of subsidy, and produces, like all subsidies, more of what is being subsidized.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
What you see is, at most, what you get.
Markets tend naturally toward monopoly in certain commodities, like diamonds, or ideas.
A polity achieves decadence when the companies that help you make money make less money than the companies that help you spend it.
An unexpected consequence of social media has been to make public begging respectable.
Sound economic policy facilitates the parting of fools and their money.
Employees see poker chips as money: entrepreneurs see money as poker chips.
The biggest business in the world is allowing people to express thoughts and feelings that they are unable to articulate.
A good product fills a need. A great product creates a need that can never be satisfied.
Conspicuous consumption is followed inevitably by conspicuously inconspicuous consumption.