The world does not work on a strict pay-for-everything-you-get basis. The world actually works a lot more fluidly than that. Indeed, I hate to say it, but the great anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass may have overstated the case when he wrote
You never get all you pay for, but you pay for all you get.
Well, we often do get all we pay for (Wal-Mart hasn't gypped me yet!), and we get a whole lot more, too.
We even get free deals from capitalist giants like Google . . . a dot com that isn't made of bubble.
So, what's the moral of this?
I may not have an answer for everything, but I think I'll choose "d" this time.