"Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler's short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."James Buchan on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."James Buchan on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."James Buchan on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."James Buchan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."James Buchan on Booker T. Washington
"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."