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

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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, Feb. 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.

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

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
Context: 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. Chapter VIII, The Great Compromise, p. 90


„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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„... 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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