#8. In the gift horse’s mouth
Capitalism is responsible for lifting billions out of poverty, and increasing standards of living around the world… but don’t tell people that. According to a poll from Pew Research Center, 50% of people surveyed had a positive reaction to capitalism, while 40% claimed they had a negative view. That was a marked drop from an earlier poll back in 2010 when 52% of people viewed it positively, and 37% negatively.
“If capitalism had never existed, any honest humanitarian should have been struggling to invent it. But when you see men struggling to evade its existence, to misrepresent its nature, and to destroy its last remnants-you may be sure that whatever their motives, love for man is not one of them.” -Ayn Rand