But with Respect to Future Debt

“But with respect to future debt: would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the Constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself, can validly contract more debt than they may pay within their own age?”– Thomas Jefferson

Adam Smith Quotes

Adam Smith (1723-1790), was one of the most influential Scottish philosophers and a pioneer of political economy. The Wealth of Nations is probably his most important work, along with The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which he wrote at the time he was teaching moral philosophy at Glasgow. During the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith collaborated with David…

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man…

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded – here and there, now and then – are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right – thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating,…

Bertrand Russell’s – My Ten Commmandments

Do not lie to yourself. Do not lie to other people unless they are exercising tyranny. When you think it is your duty to inflict pain,scrutinize your reasons closely. When you desire power, examine yourself closely as to why you deserve it. When you have power, use it to build up people, not to constrict…