Greed is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed cuts through, clarifies, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
—Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas) in the movie Wall Street
Veni, vidi, vici.
—Julius Caesar, as reported by Suetonius in The Twelve Caesars1
It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature, and that it ought to be effectively restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.
—The Federalist No. 48, Feb 1, 1788
THE VALUES WE CHOOSE TO LIVE BY have some say in determining our fates. Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican cultural priorities, to name only three autonomous value sets, bring about three shades of capitalism. A fourth variety of capitalism, ...