I am actually rereading it right now. Some parts of it are like reading a prophecy that is coming true in my life.
posted on 01/03/2009 9:52:20 AM PST
"Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
posted on 01/03/2009 10:05:22 AM PST
(!edis gnorw eht morf siht ta gnikool era uoY)
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