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The Great Money Trick

“Money is the real cause of poverty,” said Owen.

“Prove it,” repeated Crass.

“Money is the cause of poverty because it is the device by which those who are too lazy to work are enabled to rob the workers of the fruits of their labour.”

“Prove it,” said Crass.

Owen slowly folded up the piece of newspaper he had been reading and put it in his pocket.

“All right,” he replied. “I’ll show you how the Great Money Trick is worked.”

Read the rest here…

[Credit: amphibia -> ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist’ by Robert Tressel]

maniosai wrote on Mar 28, 2006:
Money is not evil or a means for tricking anyone. It is the measure of how much wealth a person is able to create and i think that other than creating offsprings the next best thing we as humans can do is create wealth.

I wish everyone who talk ill of money must read this speech made by a character in Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged and find out if money is a trickery.
maniosai wrote on Mar 28, 2006:
"But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made—before it can be looted or mooched—made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.'
Kirubakaran wrote on Mar 28, 2006:
My post served its purpose. Tx Mani! :-)
maniosai wrote on Mar 29, 2006:
served your purpose? What purpose?
Kirubakaran wrote on Mar 29, 2006:
Purpose was to solicit contradiction.

I wasn't endorsing the substance of the post.
Anonymous wrote on Apr 02, 2006:
nice one.
Kirubakaran wrote on Apr 04, 2006:
Well, here is something: The Forbes 40,000,000.