Posts Tagged ‘society’

“People spend on big items…. And then they try to save by not going to Starbucks.  Don’t let the myths of society rule your spending.” -James Altucher

“A life philosophy is made up of two components:  The first is how you see yourself. The second is how you see (or interact with) others in society.” -Lawrence Reed

“Traditionally, inflation has been defined as ‘an increase in the amount of currency in circulation’….   Unfortunately, in recent decades, even dictionaries have been offering a revised definition of inflation, as ‘an increase in the price of goods and services’….

The purpose of bank-created inflation is to extract wealth from the populace.  By regularly increasing the amount of currency in circulation, banks create an environment in which the concept of debt appears to be beneficial. As a result, virtually everyone in today’s society not only has debt; he actually believes that he couldn’t improve his life except through debt….  In essence, the inflation concept was invented by banks as an invisible tax—a means by which they could extract wealth from the populace.

In effect, the individual is used by the banking system as a milk cow. For his entire working life, inflation is carefully adjusted to extract as much monetary value from his labours as possible, whilst still leaving him capable of continued production….

Refuse to borrow money for any situation. Yes, it will mean that, as your friends show off their new cars, you’ll be driving an older model. They’ll also live in nicer houses than you and they’ll ‘own’ their own house before you do. But, at some point, since you’re free from debt, you’ll pass them by and eventually retire well.

By understanding inflation, and acting on that understanding, the odds of living your life as a milk cow can be greatly diminished.”

-Jeff Thomas

“Getting money without working for it is probably more often a detriment than a boon to civilized behavior….  But Bell [Clive] is completely mistaken if he thinks that free money alone, handed out to the mob, will bring a more enlightened, more literate, and more sophisticated society.  Instead, it will make us poorer in every way – economically and socially.  And culturally.  It will be a disaster.  It’s work, challenges, and struggles that give meaning to our lives, not money.” -Bill Bonner

“I always have to ask: am I a clone of the version society wants me to be?  Can I say ‘No’ to the things I don’t want to do?  Can I be happy even if I’m not jumping through all the hoops to make others happy at my expense?” -James Altucher

“No human being has ever become wealthier by spending.  Not a single empirical example.  And no society has ever raised itself out of poverty, except by carefully saving.” -Porter Stansberry

“Curiosity is the leap into the unknown.  What you find there will change your life forever.  Will make you fly….  Curiosity leads to ideas.  That’s what drives our society now:  Ideas.” -James Altucher

“Beautiful credit!  The foundation of modern society…. which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: — I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.” -Mark Twain

“The most violent element in society is ignorance.”  ~Emma Goldman