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Lillian Li on big business

Li said, “I was trying to speak to this idea that for most groups of people, no matter how much money you have, you still can’t buy your way into influence. Because money has entered the bloodstream of our society so much, it seems to be the only way to get the universal things that people want: to be desired, to be attractive, to be respected, to have dignity. What this book says is that money can’t buy everything, but there is a reason why we think it can.”