To be honest I don’t know if he just forgot to mention he was being sarcastic or not.
I’m hoping he was being sarcastic, but I’m not betting on it.
I don’t think he was being sarcastic. And I think it’s sad that he thinks making money is more important than being fair and just. That a better paying job is worth one’s self-respect and integrity. That being a homemaker and devoted wife to an average guy is a step down from being a single working woman or wife to a rich guy. That a decent town without hard-drinking bars and pool halls is boring. That teasing an employee for eavesdropping is racist. That missing opportunities because you feel a greater obligation to family and neighbors is stupid. That Potter is only “unethical” for keeping money he not only knows is not his, but knows the loss will ruin another man’s business and reputation, not to speak of all the families with money and mortgages in the Bailey B&L.
And saddest of all is failing to see what matters at the end is love, not money, and that George needn’t have fretted, but just had faith.