The Corner

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.