James McWilliams is an historian at Texas State University-San Marcos who has appeared on this blog before. He writes to tell us that he was driving in Austin when he passed a (presumably) homeless man holding up this sign:
McWilliams liked the sign so much that he offered the man $10 for it. “Evidently,” McWilliams says, “more than his labor was for sale.” The sign now hangs in McWilliams’s office.
Perhaps capitalism doesn’t suck as much as the man thought.
Un ejemplo bien simpático del verdadero valor del idealismo y las reacciones de los seres humanos ante situaciones adversas. Sencilla y certera, como es costumbre de Freakonomics.