Thomas Friedman is a columnist for The New York Times, and author of The World Is Flat.
I read The World Is Flat about ten years ago, and I enjoyed it very much.
Here’s the thing: it is the only book I’ve read in almost 30 years in which there were zero items worth highlighting.
That has always amazed me. It is the exemplar of mental cotton candy: I “enjoyed it very much” and there was nothing left behind when I was done.
Until now. I missed this quote, and I like it:
Communism was a great system for making people equally poor – in fact, there was no better system in the world for that than communism. Capitalism made people unequally rich.
For this quote I thank Mark Perry at Carpe Diem.