It is as if talent takes two different paths to wealth, the first through the provision of goods and services in an open and competitive market, the other by using the powers of the state to compel the public to make purchases from this supplier and no other.

Two psychological types manifest themselves: one is wild, aggressive, openly individualistic, arrogant, conceited (especially when successful), candid, voluble, risk-taking, physical; the second is civilised, passive, quietly selfish, deferential, modest (especially when successful), covert, quiet, careful, and intellectual.

One group is quite nice to know (in my opinion); the other is intolerable (even, I suspect, if you are of that group, which I am not). Which is which? Decide for yourselves.