Getting – Everything

Getting

You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
–Johnson

Oct 212021
 

Every charitable foundation does more harm than good, if it lasts long enough, eventually falling into the hands of people who wish to run charitable foundations.

Oct 062021
 

Big business has long aspired to be big government’s executor, and it nears its end.

Aug 302021
 

It is not enough that we have more; they must have less.

Aug 242021
 

If you fear giant multinational corporations, bent only on turning a profit, just wait until they develop other interests.

Aug 092021
 

Our ancestors attributed to the gods the vicissitudes of the weather, and we attribute to the President the vicissitudes of the stock market.

Aug 062021
 

We are to the immense wealth that swaddles us and the conditions that produced it as a fish to water — scarcely aware of it and shortly dead without it.

Jul 152021
 

One pays moderately for the item and immoderately to keep others from having it.

Jun 222021
 

Having It All — in which the first word represents desultory acquisition, the second conformity, and the third inability to choose.