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Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

[The] stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient.

Warren Edward Buffett

The Common Market. The so-called Common Market of six nations. Know them all well. Very recently this country spent a great deal of blood and treasure rescuing four of 'em from attacks by the other two.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

News that the German government has deserted plans to invest proceeds from gold sales into a special fund assigned for research and education has given a boost to a weak gold market.

Peter Spina

Free elections, a free press, and and an independent judiciary mean little when the free market has reduced them to commodities available on sale to the highest bidder.

Arundhati Roy

The advance planning and sense stimuli employed to capture a $10 million cigarette or soap market are nothing compared to the brainwashing and propaganda blitzes used to ensure control of the largest cash market in the world: the Executive Branch of the United States Government.

Phyllis Schlafly

Design is always about synthesis -synthesis of market needs, technology trends, and business needs.

Jim Wicks

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.

Ron Chernow

Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.

Robert Frost

There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore.

Tom Courtenay

The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues.

Arthur Levitt

The delay may give them the opportunity to negotiate instead of rushing to market.

Josh Martin

Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive.

Carolyn Lochhead

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

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