„This priesthood became a closed group, able to control enormous wealth and incomes, and concerned very largely with the study of the solar and astronomical periodicities on which there influence was originally based. With the surplus thus created, the priesthood was able to command human labor in huge amounts and to direct this labor from the simple tillage of the peasant peoples to the diversified and specialized activities that constitute civilized living.“

Quelle: The Evolution of Civilizations (1961) (Second Edition 1979), Chapter 7, Mesopotamian Civilization, p. 213

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Carroll Quigley Foto
Carroll Quigley
US-amerikanischer Historiker 1910 - 1977

Ähnliche Zitate

Karl Marx Foto

„Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.“

—  Robert Nozick American political philosopher 1938 - 2002

Quelle: (1974), Ch. 7 : Distributive Justice, Section I, Redistribution and Property Rights, p. 169

Dexter S. Kimball Foto
William Herschel Foto

„I have availed myself of the labors of preceding astronomers, but have been induced thereto by my own actual observation of the solar phenomena.“

—  William Herschel German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer 1738 - 1822

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works" quote from his paper "Nature and Construction of the Sun and Fixed Stars" (1795).
Kontext: I should not wonder if, considering all this, we were induced to think that nothing remained to be added; and yet we are still very ignorant in regard to the internal construction of the sun.... The spots have been supposed to be solid bodies, the smoke of volcanoes, the scum floating on an ocean of fluid matter, clouds, opaque masses, and to be many other things.... The sun itself has been called a globe of fire, though, perhaps, metaphorically.... It is time now to profit by the observations we are in possession of. I have availed myself of the labors of preceding astronomers, but have been induced thereto by my own actual observation of the solar phenomena.<!-- p. 145-146

Dexter S. Kimball Foto
Erwin Rommel Foto

„Thus the British lost the very able and adaptable commander David Stirling of the desert group SAS which had caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength.“

—  Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944

Ch XVIII : Back to Tunisia, p. 393.
The Rommel Papers (1953)

Peter Kropotkin Foto
Ibn Khaldun Foto
Kenneth N. Waltz Foto

„War may achieve a redistribution of resources, but labor, not war, creates wealth.“

—  Kenneth N. Waltz, buch Man, the State, and War

Quelle: Man, the State, and War (1959), Chapter VIII, Conclusion, p. 224

Dexter S. Kimball Foto
Irving Kristol Foto
Adlai Stevenson Foto
William Morley Punshon Foto
Richard Koch Foto

„In 1897, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) noticed a regular pattern in distributions of wealth or income, no matter the country or time period concerned. He found that the distribution was extremely skewed toward the top end: A small minority of the top earners always accounted for a large majority of the total wealth. The pattern was so reliable that Pareto was eventually able to predict the distribution of income accurately before looking at the data.
Pareto was greatly excited by his discovery, which he rightly believed was of enormous importance not just to economics but to society as well. But he managed to enthuse only a few fellow economists….
Pareto's idea became widely known only when Joseph Moses Juran, one of the gurus of the quality movement in the twentieth century, renamed it the "Rule of the Vital Few." In his 1951 tome The Quality Control Handbook, which became hugely influential in Japan and later in the West, Juran separated the "vital few" from the "trivial many," showing how problems in quality could be largely eliminated, cheaply and quickly, by focusing on the vital few causes of these problems. Juran, who moved to Japan in 1954, taught executives there to improve quality and product design while incorporating American business practices into their own companies. Thanks to this new attention to quality control, between 1957 and 1989, Japan grew faster than any other industrial economy.“

—  Richard Koch German medical historian and internist 1950

Introduction
The 80/20 Individual (2003)

John Hicks Foto
Henry George Foto

„At the beginning of this marvelous era it was natural to expect, and it was expected, that labor-saving inventions would lighten the toil and improve the condition of the laborer; that the enormous increase in the power of producing wealth would make real poverty a thing of the past.“

—  Henry George, buch Fortschritt und Armut

Introductory : The Problem
Progress and Poverty (1879)
Kontext: At the beginning of this marvelous era it was natural to expect, and it was expected, that labor-saving inventions would lighten the toil and improve the condition of the laborer; that the enormous increase in the power of producing wealth would make real poverty a thing of the past. … It is true that disappointment has followed disappointment, and that discovery upon discovery, and invention after invention, have neither lessened the toil of those who most need respite, nor brought plenty to the poor. But there have been so many things to which it seemed this failure could be laid, that up to our time the new faith has hardly weakened. We have better appreciated the difficulties to be overcome; but not the less trusted that the tendency of the times was to overcome them.
Now, however, we are coming into collision with facts which there can be no mistaking. From all parts of the civilized world come complaints of industrial depression; of labor condemned to involuntary idleness; of capital massed and wasting; of pecuniary distress among businessmen; of want and suffering and anxiety among the working classes. All the dull, deadening pain, all the keen, maddening anguish, that to great masses of men are involved in the words "hard times," afflict the world to-day. This state of things, common to communities differing so widely in situation, in political institutions, in fiscal and financial systems, in density of population and in social organization, can hardly be accounted for by local causes.

Henry Gantt Foto

Ähnliche Themen