"Don't forget your great guns, which are the arguments for the rights of kings."
-Frederick the Great
|Stanczyk, painting by Jan Matejko|
|All the King's horses and all the king's men |
won't be able to put the economy back again, either
"We have a social purpose. We're very important. We help companies to grow by helping them raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This in turn allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It's a virtuous cycle. We are doing God's work."
-Lloyd Blankfein, CEO Goldman Sachs
“The few who can understand the system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”
-Amschel Bauer Rothschild