Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
In response to Jeffrey B. Morris’ letter of Sept. 26, “We benefit when others succeed,” he states that private economy works because of someone’s desire for wealth.
Morris is wrong. The average person does not think of becoming wealthy. The average person is concerned with having a job with a decent wage, a home for his family, health care, education for his children and a secure old age.
This is the American dream — not having a million dollars in the Cayman Islands or Swiss banks or, like Paris Hilton, a $300,000 air-conditioned house for her dog — especially now when people are concerned with jobs, foreclosures and feeding their children.
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were driven by their creativity, not by the wealth it produced.