6/08/2007

Free Market Bible $chool:

Today's Lesson: Threading the needle:

"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that 'greed' -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed -- you mark my words -- will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

Gordon Gekko
Wall Street


“And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
- Matthew 19:24

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
- Mark 10:25

“For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
- Luke 18:25

"Americans like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for Americans to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.

Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without precedent, is a mass of undignified poor. They do not love one another because they do not love themselves."

-Howard W. Campbell, Jr.

1 comment:

666 said...

I find it interesting that the spin doctors of the doctrine of greed find away to wrap themselves in the Bible. Of course, it's just a way to play on the superstitions of the masses in order to further personal gain.

Obviously, we need a mix between a total political enconomic model and a total free market model. I believe it's call a mixed model.