To Make Money

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    "To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money--and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. . . . If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose--because it contains all the others--the fact that they were the people who created the phrase ‘to make money.‘ No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity--to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted, or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth had to be created. The words ‘to make money‘ hold the essence of human morality."
    -- Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)​
     
  2. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    Chopping the fish sticks in half doesn't get you more fish sticks even if you count twice as many, (false equivocation). Instead ya' gotta MAKE more fish sticks.

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  3. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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  4. mdlott

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    Great book, albeit a tougher than average read.
     
  5. phaed

    phaed Active Member

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    rand...one of the few chicks that makes a helluva lot of sense.
     
  6. 1911

    1911 7 Year Member

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    I have a 1st Edition copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

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    It was a great point in my life when I read it.