The dirty secret of capitalism

Almost everyone likes whistle blowers, unless the whistle blower is ratting out a system that benefits them.

What I like better is when powerful insiders talk transparently about how a broken system is benefiting them more than it should. In this talk, entrepreneur/investor, Nick Hanauer is doing exactly that.

Some people find this act hypocritical and populist. I don’t. I think what makes us human is our ability to think critically and to display acts and instincts of compassion and self-control.

I especially like the garden vs. jungle analogy that Nick Hanauer makes at minute 12:30. What make us human is that we can tend to our world like a garden, instead of seeing it as a jungle.