It is an elementary truth of capitalism that you must make people pay for what you sell. Yet there is something irresistible about generosity! As Harvard University economist Stephen Marglin writes:
Love is a very special commodity,
An irregular economical oddity.
Bread, when you take, there’s less on the shelf.
Love, when you make it, it grows of itself.*
Honey Girl Books and Gifts wants to help spread love and fellow-feeling! Thus our offer, which is good until 12/25/17 this year, and will be good again each year in the week before Christmas: to honor and assist people in the caring professions, each year in the week before Christmas we will give away Tranquility Pillows ($150 value) to all K-12 teachers and counselors, nurses, fire or police officers who request one. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Thank you for your service to humanity; we could not survive without you!
* Stephen A. Marglin, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 18.