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5,164.  All the mega-corporations on the planet make their obscene profits off the labour and suffering of others, with complete disregard for the effects on the workers, environment, and future generations.  As with the banking sector, they play games with the lives of millions, hysterically reject any kind of government intervention when the profits are rolling in, but are quick to pass the bill for the clean-up and the far-reaching consequences of these avoidable tragedies to the public when things go wrong.  We have a straightforward proposal: if they want public money, we want public control.  It’s that simple.  (Labour & Corporation & Profit & Banksters)  Michael Hureaux-Perez   

 

 

5,174.  Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods.  They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits.  They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains.  They complain only of those of other people.  (Labour & Work & Profit & Wages)  Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
 

 

21,000.  Isn’t it time that people mattered more than profit?  (GBH Films & Profit & Trade)  Battle in Seattle 2007 starring Woody Harrelson & Andre Benjamin & Jennifer Carpenter & Martin Henderson & Ray Liotta & Connie Nielsen & Michelle Rodriguez & Channing Tatum & Charlize Theron et al, director Stuart Townsend, Medicine sans Frontiers bloke

 

 

24,714.  Sisko: A Ferengi without profit –

 

Nog:  Is no Ferengi at all.

 

Sisko:  The one hundred and eighteenth Rule of Acquisition.  (Star Trek & Profit)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Heart of Stone s3e14

 

 

24,939.  Odo:  There’s nothing heroic about earning profit.

 

Quark:  There is on Ferenginar.  (Star Trek & Profit)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi s6e10

 

24,941.  A diversified financial portfolio can bring greater profits and healthier looking skin.  (Star Trek & Profit)  ibid.  Moogie

 

 

25,257.  A wise man can hear profit in the wind.  (Star Trek & Profit)  Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits s3e5, Ferengi mantra

 

 

26,011.  War is a profit-making business.  Anybody who says otherwise is a liar or a fool.  (War & Profit)  Michael Piper, author Final Judgement

 

 

30,557.  There appear to be four major profit areas – curses, pardons, relics and selling the sexual favours of nuns.  (England & Profit)  Curtis & Atkinson, The Black Adder: The Archbishop, Bishop of London, Baldrick

 

 

42,023.  They placed a ruthless pursuit of profit at the heart of their business model.  (Banking & Profit)  Bankers III: Payback Time

 

 

42,322.  They always need to make more profit.  But in seeking out profit, they end up eroding the basis on which it’s made.  (Economics & Capitalism & Money & Marxism & Profit)  Masters of Money III: Marx, BBC 2012

 

 

42,419.  The Master said, If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.  (Capitalism & Profit)  Confucius

 

 

42,482.  They are monsters trying to devour as much profit as possible.  (Corporation & Profit & Monster)  The Corporation 2003

 

 

42,512.  Market to market accounting allowed Enron to book future potential profits on the very day the deal was signed.  (Corporation & Profit)  Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005, writers McLean & Elkind & Gibney

 

 

42,533.  At the moment we have leaders in this country who care more about the short-term profits of big corporations than they do about the long-term well-being of the average working man and woman.  (Corporation & Profit)  R T Buffenbarger, IAM 20th September 2004

 

 

42,765.  Civilisation and profits go hand in hand.  (Profit & Civilisation)  Calvin Coolidge, speech 27th November 1920

 

 

42,766.  Cui bono?  [To whose profit?]  Cicero 106-43 B.C.

 

 

42,767.  Our generation must choose: which do we value more, short-term profits or the long-term habitability of our planetary home?  Professor Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: Heaven and Hell, 1979

 

 

42,768.  We must chance mankind to reject profit and we must work together on some other basis.  G Edward Griffin

 

 

42,769.  Today’s consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism.  They are not opposed to companies making a profit; indeed, they may even be investors in these companies – but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.  (Profit & Consumer & Companies & Corporations & Capitalism)  Simon Mainwaring

 

 

120,667.  If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right.  (Profit & Film)  Woody Allen

 

 

42,770.  From the 1970s, there has been a significant change in the US economy, as planners, private and state, shifted it toward financialization and the offshoring of production, driven in part by the declining rate of profit in domestic manufacturing.  (Profit & Economy & Manufacturing & Production)  Noam Chomsky

 

 

42,771.  The infinite, absolute character of Virtue has passed into a finite, conditional one; it is no longer a worship of the Beautiful and Good; but a calculation of the Profitable.  (Profit & Virtue)  Thomas Carlyle, Signs of the Times (1829)

 

 

42,772.  We must develop an absolute priority of humans ahead of profit – any humans ahead of any profit.  Then we will survive ... Together.  Frank Herbert, Introduction to New World or No World 1970

 

 

42,773.  Who profits by a sin has done the sin.  (Profit & Sin)  Seneca

 

 

48,435.  But profits as big as this – £13.1 billion – still throw up all sorts of questions.  Are oil companies making too much?  Should they pay even more tax?  (Oil & Profit)  News report, cited Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 3/3

 

 

48,440.  Of course it’s madness to have vast profits from oil on the one hand, and starving people who can’t afford food, let alone oil, on the other.  But that’s capitalism.  That’s the ‘right’ of people to do what they like with their own property.  And of course the people who are making those surpluses (and it includes shareholders in oil companies as well as the sheikhs and their hangers-on in Arabia) want their ill-gotten gains to ‘grow’ just as fast as possible.  So the ‘surpluses’ chase themselves round the world money markets looking for the highest interest rates, and the world’s poor people have to pay yet again in higher prices to keep the ‘surpluses’ growing.

 

As long as the people of the world pay service to the claimed ‘right’ of the propertied few to use their profits as they wish, the ‘recycling of oil surpluses’ to benefit the world’s poor stands not a snowball’s chance in hell.  (Oil & Profit & Capitalism)  Paul Foot, article 1981 'Three Letters to a Bennite'

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