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I Wish I Had Thought of That One


A (female) reader e-mails:

I vote for the original “Sabrina.” It has a remarkable scene which actually
had me staring, open-mouthed at the screen. In the movie the younger,
playboy brother asks his hard-working square brother why he works so hard.
The answer is a distillation of how the capitalist system raises people’s
standards of living and improves life. By building a new factory, he employs
more people, more people can afford medical care for their kids, better
housing, better food, etc.