What good writing looks like

PJ O’Rourke in the Times:

Clark talks a lot about the determination, drive and persistence of the
Starbucks Corporation. But if those were the sole qualities of success,
toddlers would rule the world. Clark makes much of Starbucks’s
discovery that it could put one store close to another and both could
thrive. But you can line a street with fire hydrants and dogs will use
them all; that’s not necessarily a recipe for wealth, especially if you
try to charge the dogs.