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Esther Dyson
1955 -

Publisher, technology entrepreneur and investor, commentator, director of the Electronic Freedom Foundation

Having seen a non-market economy [in Russia], I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy. ...People who produce things and work get rewarded, statistically. You don't get rewarded precisely for your effort, but in Russia you got rewarded for being alive, but not very well rewarded. A worker's paradise is a consumer's hell.

Oct. 01, 1996 - from an interview published in Reason Magazine