„Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.“

Última atualização 7 de Maio de 2019. História
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„The money pigs of capitalist democracy… Money has made slaves of us… Money is the curse of mankind. It smothers the seed of everything great and good. Every penny is sticky with sweat and blood.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

Quoted in The Nazi Party 1919-1945: A Complete History, Dietrich Orlow, New York: NY, Enigma Books, 2012, p 61. Goebbels’ article, “Nationalsozialisten aus Berlin und aus dem Reich”, Voelkischer Beobachter, February 4, 1927
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„Western civilisation, with its own spirituality, has permeated all corners of the earth. My thesis is that this is the spirituality of money.“

—  Ulrich Duchrow German theologian 1935

"Spirituality for democracy and social cohesion versus the spirituality of money," Verbum et Ecclesia 35(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v35i3.1332

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„Money is the creature of law and creation of the original issue of money should be maintained as an exclusive monopoly of national government.… Democracy will rise superior to Money Power.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

These remarks in support of a government-regulated money supply were written by Gerry McGeer, who presented them as his interpretation of what Lincoln believed. [McGeer, Gerald Grattan, w:Gerald Grattan McGeer, The Conquest of Poverty, 5 - Lincoln, Practical Economist, http://heritech.com/pridger/lincoln/mcgeer/mcgeerv.htm, 2009-07-29, 1935, Garden City Press, Gardenvale, Quebec, 186ff]
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„It is a waste of money to pay priests to frighten our children, and paralyze the intellect of women.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

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„Big money seeks out the company of its own, for purposes of reproduction.“

—  Joe Haldeman American science fiction writer 1943

Fonte: For White Hill (1995), p. 225

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„It is not for its own sake that men desire money, but for the sake of what they can purchase with it.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Fonte: (1776), Book IV, Chapter I, p. 471.

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„To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

Fonte: Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (1975), Chapter VIII, The Great Compromise, p. 90
Contexto: In numerous years following the war the Federal government ran a heavy surplus. It could not pay off it's debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.

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„Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.“

—  Anne Herbert (writer) American journalist 1952

"The Next Whole Earth Catalog", (1980), p 331. http://lists.webjunction.org/wjlists/publib/2001-February/035270.html (Derived from the Gilbert Shelton quote, "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."

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„Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.“

—  Neil Simon playwright, writer, academic 1927 - 2018

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„…for destroying the harmony in the villages by interfering on behalf of the peasants and betraying the money lender.“

—  Bal Gangadhar Tilak Indian independence activist 1856 - 1920

His Criticism and opposition to the Agriculturist Relief Act 1879 and the reformist movement launched by others. Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Popular Readings, Page=15.

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„The measure of performance of any given agent is the amount of money it accumulates through its actions.“

—  John H. Holland US university professor 1929 - 2015

Fonte: Hidden Order - How Adaptation Builds Complexity (1995), Ch 2. Adaptive Systems, p. 86

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