"In modern society, where most people live in cities, and where both needs and wishes are absolved through the same remote agency - money - the distinction between wishes and needs has altogether vanished."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."James Buchan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."James Buchan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."James Buchan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."James Buchan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."James Buchan on Mahatma Gandhi
"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation."
"Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness."
"Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required."
"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion."
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