Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Thoughts on the Source of Wealth

If it wasn't for my grandfather's supreme skills in business your ancestors wouldn't even have had jobs in the first place, and it is for that reason I will continue to cut you off with my SUV.

"In our society there is a standing antagonism between the conservative and democratic classes...between the interests of dead labor -- that is, the labor of hands long ago still in the grave, which labor is now entombed in money stocks, or in land and buildings owned by idle capitalists -- and the interests of living labor, which seeks to posess itself of land and buildings and money stocks"

Emerson “Napaoleon; or, The Man of the World” p. 501 Modern Library 1940

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