— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Quelle: Notebook II, The Chapter on Money, p. 141.
„Why, between the dark pools and the public exchanges, were there nearly sixty different places, most of them in New Jersey, where you could buy any listed stock? Why did the public exchanges fiddle with their own pricing so often—and why did you get paid by one exchange to do exactly the same thing for which another exchange might charge you?“
— Michael Lewis, buch Flash Boys
Quelle: Flash Boys (2014), p. 44
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822
— Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953
Quelle: Economics for Helen (1924), Ch. 1 : What is Wealth?
„Between Paoli and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania is Alabama without the blacks. They didn't film The Deer Hunter there for nothing -- the state has the second-highest concentration of NRA members, behind Texas.“
— James Carville political writer, consultant and United States Marine 1944
1986, while working on a gubernatorial race http://www.politico.com/story/2008/04/extreme-makeover-pennsylvania-edition-009323
„Probably some ninety-nine out of every hundred of our gifted souls, who have to seek a career for themselves, go this beaver road. Whereby the first half-result, national wealth namely, is plentifully realized; and only the second half, or wisdom to guide it, is dreadfully behindhand.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1850s, Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850), Stump Orator (May 1, 1850)
„On the whole it may be observed, that the specific use of a body of unproductive consumers, is to give encouragement to wealth by maintaining such a balance between produce and consumption as will give the greatest exchangeable value to the results of the national industry.“
— Thomas Robert Malthus, Principles of Political Economy
Book II, Chapter I, On The Progress of Wealth, Section IX, p. 412-413
Principles of Political Economy (Second Edition 1836)
„Bill and his brother-in-law had shot a deer and drove it in to get processed. At a rest stop, a woman stops at the truck
Woman: Did y'all shoot this deer?!
Bill's Brother-in-law: No, ma'am, we did not shoot this deer. It was the saddest thing. We were just driving down the road, the deer got into the back of our truck at a stop sign, handed us a note and then shot himself! Here's your sign.“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
15 Degrees Off Cool (2007)
Here's Your Sign
„Their football Arsenal is on another level but Spurs are fighting like beavers defending for their lives, It's a terrific game, still one nill" Jeff: "Did I hear that correctly? fighting like beavers? not tigers or lions but beavers those ferocious little devils" Chris: "The game as a spectacle is magnificent. Spurs working like beavers but the football from Arsenal Jeff, well it's out of this world it's sensational, their carving them up as easy as….. well, as easy as anything Jeff“
— Chris Kamara English association football player and manager 1957
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
How to profit by our Enemies
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Diana Gabaldon, buch Feuer und Stein
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
„[Footnote:] To give the Beaver his due, he does things because he has to do them, not because he believes that hard work per se will somehow make him a better Beaver -- the Beaver may be dumb, but he is not that dumb! The Beaver was made to gnaw, and gnaw he does. There you have him in a nutshell.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes (1931)
„Q: Who caused the inflation?
A: The Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Q: How did he cause it?
A: By putting a flood of new money into circulation.
Q: Why did he do that?
A: To prevent the exchange rate of the pound rising last year.
Q: Why did he want to stop it rising?
A: To keep level with the Deutschmark.
Q: What for?
A: To make it easier to join the EMS.“
— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998
On the resurgence of inflation in the late 1980s (The Guardian, 24 July, 1989).
„There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man's needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means.“
— Albert Jay Nock American journalist 1870 - 1945
Quelle: Our Enemy, the State (1935), p. 59
Kontext: There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man's needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means. The primitive exercise of the political means was, as we have seen, by conquest, confiscation, expropriation, and the introduction of a slave-economy. The conqueror parcelled out the conquered territory among beneficiaries, who thenceforth satisfied their needs and desires by exploiting the labour of the enslaved inhabitants. The feudal State, and the merchant-State, wherever found, merely took over and developed successively the heritage of character, intention and apparatus of exploitation which the primitive State transmitted to them; they are in essence merely higher integrations of the primitive State.
The State, then, whether primitive, feudal or merchant, is the organization of the political means. Now, since man tends always to satisfy his needs and desires with the least possible exertion, he will employ the political means whenever he can – exclusively, if possible; otherwise, in association with the economic means.
„That of beaver skins, of beaver wool, and of gum Senega, has been subjected to higher duties; Great Britain, by the conquest of Canada and Senegal, having got almost the monopoly of those commodities.“
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Quelle: (1776), Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article IV, p. 954-955.
„It is as to whether its services or uses are to be exchanged or not which makes a tool an article of capital or merely an article of wealth. Thus, the lathe of a manufacturer used in making things which are to be exchanged is capital, while the lathe kept by a gentleman for his own amusement is not.“
— Henry George, buch Fortschritt und Armut
Book I, Ch. 3
Progress and Poverty (1879)