Standard Doctrine

"... standard doctrine holds that one should always pay the lowest
possible wages and taxes, charge the highest possible prices and rents, and never give anything away unless the gift confers some hidden possibly over compensatory personal benefit."

from: The Rich and the Super Rich; by Firdinand Lundberg

Lundberg goes on to say: "This may sound cynical to some, but only because they have witlessly allowed themselves to be deluded by unrealistic propaganda lullabies. It is not only standard but it is sound doctrine in any social system that pits its citizens competitively against each other and makes property ownership a cornerstone of well being."