...The market is a hard task master: It does not allow either self-indulgence or consideration for others. What others think of you matters, but the results--measured by and objective criterion, money--matters more. Having an objective criterion encourages objective performance. That is what makes financial markets so efficient.: they turn people into profit-making machines. That has its merits, but a society dominated by financial markets could easily become inhuman. this is not a flight of fancy but a present danger.
Source: Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, Pages: 36
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