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We’ve got more billionaires than ever … there’s plenty of money in the economy, it’s just in the hands of the wrong people. Mick Lynch, NURMT general secretary
I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can’t take it violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something that they can’t stop. F A Hayek, 1984
Ever since they started giving all the money to the top 1%, the roads, the bridges, the infrastructure, the electrical, healthcare, it all went to shit. Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong, Sky Comedy 2021
Free money: When government spending knows no limits. The Economist 2020
Money Printer Go Brrrrrrrr … Keiser Report meme 2021
You gotta spend money to make money. Trailer Park Boys s3e4: Who’s the Microphone Assassin? Julian
Who advocates taking all the money in the country and sharing it out equally? Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
If all the money were distributed equally amongst all the people tomorrow, it would all be up in heaps again in a very short time. But that only proves that while the present Money System remains, it will be impossible to do away with poverty, for heaps in some places man little or nothing in other places. ibid.
All these people are suffering from the delusion that it doesn’t matter what kind of work they do – or whether they merely do nothing – so long as they get money for doing it. ibid.
‘I mean this,’ replied Owen, speaking very slowly, ‘Everything is produced by the people .. in return for their work they are given – money and the things they have made become the property of the people who do nothing. Then, as the money is of no use, the workers go to shops and give it away in exchange for some of the things they themselves have made.’ ibid.
‘This systematic robbery has been going on for generations, the value of the accumulated loot is enormous, and all of it, all the wealth at present in the possession of the rich, is rightly the property of the working class – it has been stolen from them by means of the Money Trick ...’ ibid.
They knew that the money they accumulated was foul with the sweat of their brother men, and wet with the tears of little children, but they were deaf and blind and callous to the consequences of their greed. Devoid of any ennobling thought or aspiration, they grovelled on the filthy ground, tearing up the flowers to get at the worms. ibid.
Every year a hundred billion pounds changes hands in Britain illegally. Much of the money is controlled by international criminal networks involved in human trafficking, terrorism and drugs smuggling. Leading the fight against these criminals is the National Crime Agency. Busting the Drugs Millions: Inside the National Crime Agency, Channel 4 2016
It was an organization worth over £180 million. And controlled by one man … One of the biggest criminal organisations they had ever encountered. ibid.
I’ve got people working for me now, Helen. I just sit there counting the bread. Panic in Needle Park 1971 starring Al Pacino & Kitty Winn & Alan Vint & Richard Bright & Kiel Martin & Michael McClanathan & Warren Finnerty & Marcia Jean Kurtz & Raul Julia & Angie Ortega et al, director Jerry Schatzberg, him to her
Distribution [graph] that 92% of Americans think of Ideal Distribution of Wealth; [hockey stick graph] What Americans think the Distribution is; [stalagmite graph] Actual Distribution of Wealth in the US. Illuminati Plans 2016, Anunnaki Truth, viz Youtube
Money offers an illusionary form of social validation … The accumulation of money is therefore an accumulation of social and psychological power. And those who control the creation of money controls this power at its source. So why control the creation of money? Well in the case of the US dollar it isn’t the government. ibid.
If all money is created through loans, where does the money come from to pay the interest? ibid.
A construct of belief: our chains are the chains of the mind, and the path to freedom must also begin in the mind. ibid.
Chapter 4 Blood Money: Petrodollar: the largest financial con in recorded history. ibid.
‘You don’t need us to tell your gas prices are on the rise’. ibid. ubiquitous clichéd US news introduction
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. Donald Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal 1987
Only the government has the power to issue Fiat money but banks can create it through lending … The Supply of money has grown exponentially. The Four Horsemen, 2012
So far, they’ve [Goldman Sachs] got away scot-free with this massive heist. ibid.
Tonight on the Money programme we’re going to look at money. Lots of it. Monty Python’s Flying Circus s3e3: The Money Programme, BBC 1972
We live in a golden age. A consumer age, they call it. For the first time ever ordinary common people are not only encouraged to have money, they’re expected to have it. Money to consume with. Money to buy happiness. Money to change the world. Where’s this money coming from? How do we get it? We have to take it. The Long Firm I: Teddy, Harry Starks, BBC 2004
I thought I had found the perfect car … The ads sucked me in … What I didn’t know was that I was driving a killing machine … ‘Volkswagen Shares Tumble Following Emissions Allegations’ … VW had lied to me: they had pitched me a vision of my dream car that was polluting fifty times more than advertised. Dirty Money I: Hard Nox, Netflix 2018
How could a company have lied to its customers on such a massive scale? ibid.
Diesel exhaust disgorges much nastier stuff. ibid.
‘The pressure on everybody to increase sales became unbearable.’ ibid. VW executive
The cheating and how to handle it was an open secret among many executives in Germany. ibid.
‘This was a corporate culture permeated by fraud.’ ibid. lawyer
VW was forced to pay over $25 billion in fines. ibid.
They [countries] are willing to look the other way when companies cheat. ibid.
‘There are millions who are victims of this predatory lending.’ Dirty Money II: Payday
‘The online part of payday lending was like a ten billion dollars a year business.’ ibid.
‘You’re really targeting the most vulnerable people out there.’ ibid.
In February 2016 Scott Tucker and his general counsel Tim Muir were indicted on federal criminal charges for operating an unlawful internet payday lending enterprise. ibid. caption
Payday Loan Mogul’s $1.3 billion judgment is record FTC penalty. ibid. newspaper article
‘Martin Shkreli rashly raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 dollars a pill to $750.’ Dirty Money III ***** Drug Short: Valeant Pharmaceuticals, news
‘The poster boy for hiking drug prices arrested today for securities fraud.’ ibid.
‘A house of cards with people cheating other people right left and centre.’ ibid. Australian short seller
‘They bought over a hundred companies.’ ibid.
‘You have to pay for your medicine because you’re going to die if you don’t.’ ibid. victim