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“— and the socialist makes a misfortune out of someone else’s fortune,” Jim jumped in, finishing Wong’s thought. They had clinked glasses then, toasting to perfectly understanding each other.brief excerpt from Spears of God
Over dinner, Wong had maintained that during the twentieth century the world had been locked in a zero–sum game, with capitalism and socialism perversely mirroring each other.
 
“Reduced to simplest terms,” Wong had said, “the capitalist makes a fortune out of someone else’s misfortune — “
 
“— and the socialist makes a misfortune out of someone else’s fortune,” Jim jumped in, finishing Wong’s thought. They had clinked glasses then, toasting to perfectly understanding each other.