Unequal Crime

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore de Balzac

#twisdom #inequality

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Creative Economy

Creating is the true essence of life.

Barthold Niebuhr

#twisdom #econ #creativity

True Wealth

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Epictetus 

#twisdom #econ

Market Speak

We call a private sector bureaucrat an executive.

Anonymous 

#twisdom #altEcon

House & Society

While economics is about how people make choice, sociology is about how they don’t have any choice to make.
Bertrand Russell

Economic Religion

What was called heresy in the Middle Ages is called communism today.
Thurman Arnold (1937)

#twisdom #econ #GreatDepression

Practical Death

The practical orders of life in a profit economy, while purporting to benefit man, serve to stunt his human qualities.
Adorno

#twisdom #econ

War Taxes

Two hours of every work day feed the red fiend of war.
Socialist proverb

#twisdom #war #taxation

Before Democracy

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
Louis D. Brandeis

#twisdom #inequality #Brandeis #politicalScience

Don’t Buy That

Man speculates upon creating a new need in another in order to place him in a new dependence.
Karl Marx

#twisdom #thrift #sustainability