Sonntag, 4. Mai 2008

Arbeiten oder Geld verdienen?

Abe Lincoln:

„Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.“

Quelle: Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the USA – Part 1

Ach was – heute verdient man Geld, indem man Geld investiert und verspekuliert. Für was noch körperliche Arbeit, wenn man im Bürostuhl sitzen kann und die Aktienkurse ohne grosse zutun den oberen Bildschirmrand sprengen?

Der ganze Artikel ist übrigens äusserst verschwörerischer Natur. Wer also wieder mal schmunzeln möchte – nume hü!

Pepys was captivated by the familiar but pernicious notion that, instead of working for a living, a person could have his money “work for him.” Aristotle had spoken against this concept 2,000 years earlier: “The most hated sort of wealth getting and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth, this is the most unnatural.” (1258b Politics)

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