Posts Tagged ‘slave’

Debt Trap

Posted: February 21, 2018 in Debt
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“You’re going to be a wage slave your whole life… You’ve got to borrow money to buy a house. You’ve got to borrow money to buy a car. You’ve got to borrow money to get a college degree. You’re trapped in this complete cycle.” -Porter Stansberry

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“Don’t outsource your self-esteem to only one outcome. Then you are a slave to a future you can’t predict.” -James Altucher

“People love simple and preposterous lies. They much prefer them to the truth.  Truth is elusive.  Difficult to discover.  Infinitely nuanced.  Hard to hold on to.  Each tiny bit of truth comes at a high price….  Nor does truth make you feel good. Like a magnifying mirror, it shows blemishes.  You squirm in your seat when you see it.  Often, you want to turn off the lights. 

Not so with myth.  It comes right over to you, fawns over you, airbrushes your photo, and Botoxes your face.  It flatters you with weak light and strong angles.  It pretends you are the noble master and it is merely the humble slave… willing to do your bidding.” -Bill Bonner

“What really happens is the financial industry borrows funds at a rate of interest near zero to make mortgage loans. Aided and abetted by Fannie Mae, it is now landlord to 44 million Americans. The poor “homeowner” is turned into a mortgage slave. He is stuck for life – or longer – making payments on a house that cost the financial industry nothing.” -Bill Bonner

“One of the advantages of possessing money is that it facilitates one’s independence and mental attitude.  The man head over heels in debt is more slave than independent.” –B.C. Forbes

Slave Master

Posted: October 10, 2013 in Thought for the Day
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“A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.” –Victor Hugo

Debt Slave

Posted: February 20, 2013 in Debt
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“Debt, n.  An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.” –Ambrose Bierce