Re: will the free market solve everything ?

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 12:49:32 +1000

At 12:46 PM 2/20/97 -0800, LDC wrote:

> I see
>nothing more fundamentally moral, responsible, life-affirming--
>indeed beautiful-- than the act of trade. No motive more noble
>than profit. No measure of value better than the dollar.

Absolutely. I had a heart-warming experience today, when a woman's little
boy was run down outside the cafe where she was drinking her morning coffee.
As his blood ran into the gutter and he screamed for her help, she called
crisply to him, `What's it worth, Billy? Half your allowance?' It was hard
to hear his bid because his throat was a mess, but I think they settled on
two dollars.

>still seem to have some emotional attachment to selfless
>altruism. I can't answer your emotional needs

Damien Broderick