To learn the status of an identity, count how many people fake it.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
Late capitalism is a myth: late democracy is real.
It is expensive to be poor, and wildly expensive to be stupid.
Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.
The market may not be smarter than everyone — just everyone I know.
Consumer capitalism isn’t soulless, quite the contrary: it provides consumers with the option of outsourcing their souls.
Anyone who has not invested in his own recommendations has no skin in the game; and anyone who has is talking his book.
Capitalism is a daily exercise in getting what you want without knowing what you want.
It’s good luck to attribute one’s success to good luck.
Unable to reach the grapes, we conclude first that they are sour; and later, after meditating deeply, that sweetness is not worth having.