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A pin lies in wait for every bubble. And
when the two eventually meet, a new wave
of investors learns some very old lessons:
First, many in Wall Street (a community
in which quality control is not prized)
will sell investors anything they will buy.
Second, speculation is most dangerous when
it looks easiest
Buffett - Stock
Market - Bubble
Street - Greedy
We simply attempt to be fearful when others
are greedy and to be greedy
only when others are fearful.
They own you. They own everything. They
own all the important land. They own and
control the corporations. Theyve long
since bought and paid for the Senate, the
Congress, the state houses, the city halls.
They got the judges in their back pockets
and they own all the big media companies,
so they control just about all of the news
and information you get to hear. They got
you by the balls. They spend billions of
dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to
get what they want. Well, we know what they
want. They want more for themselves and
less for everybody else, but Ill tell
you what they dont want. They dont
want a population of citizens capable of
critical thinking. They dont want
well-informed, well-educated people capable
of critical thinking. Theyre not interested
in that. That doesnt help them. Thats
against their interests.
Carlin - America
Business - Control
You know what they want? They want obedient
workers. Obedient workers, people who are
just smart enough to run the machines and
do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to
passively accept all these increasingly
shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer
hours, the reduced benefits, the end of
overtime and vanishing pension that disappears
the minute you go to collect it. And now
theyre coming for your Social Security
money. They want your f**kin' retirement
money. They want it back so they can give
it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.
Carlin - Big
Business - Stupid
Theyll get it all from you sooner
or later 'cause they own this f**kin' place.
Its a big club and you ain't in it.
You and I are not in the big club. By the
way, its the same big club they use
to beat you over the head with all day long
when they tell you what to believe. All
day long beating you over the head with
their media telling you what to believe,
what to think and what to buy. The table
is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and
nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to
care. Good, honest, hard-working people:
white collar, blue collar, it doesnt
matter what color shirt you have on.
Carlin - Media
Class - Middle
They dont care about you at all! At
all! At all! And nobody seems to notice.
Nobody seems to care. Thats what the
owners count on. The fact that Americans
will probably remain willfully ignorant
of the big red, white and blue dick thats
being jammed up their assholes every day,
because the owners of this country know
the truth. Its called the American
Dream, because you have to be asleep to
Carlin - America
Business - Greed
This war has been motivated by pride or
arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth,
by a desire to implant our programs. (talking
about the Iraq war)
Carter - War
If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population are driven
solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of working conditions, of the
stability of the community, and of the health of the environment, chances are
that the quality of our lives will be worse than it is now.
Csikszentmihalyi - Environment
The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager
is not to make sure that you can retire
with a smile on your face.. it's for him
to retire with a smile on his face.
Cuban - Rich
The man who has won millions at the cost
of his conscience is a failure.
Forbes - Rich
My major problem with the world is a problem
of scarcity in the midst of plenty ... of
people starving while there are unused resources
... people having skills which are not being
Friedman - Poverty
If your thinking is sloppy, your business
will be sloppy. If you are disorganized,
your business will be disorganized. If you
are greedy, your empoyees will be greedy,
giving you less and less of themselves and
always asking for more.
Gerber - Business
Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price
fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of
most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.
Graham - Stock
Market - Investing
If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie
and kill yourself trying to keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the
people around you, and you still have plenty left for yourself.
Leno - Greed
- Life -
I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in America is
that people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy
and selfish, just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image
of business. It certainly is a false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to
do both: The animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap enough
for the customers to buy it.
Mackey - Customers
Ethics - American
The nature of any human being, certainly
anyone on Wall Street, is 'the better deal
you give the customer, the worse deal it
is for you'.
Madoff - Wall
Street - Customers
You had a lot of novice investors who got
into the market looking for easy money,
without any regard to the fundamentals.
These stocks were running on fumes. (Madoff
talking about the Internet bubble)
Madoff - Investing
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap
where they never sowed.
Marx - Real
Estate - Laziness
I don't mind paying people more for something
if we're getting more. But just to change
a deal because you're greedy and you want
more? No. I'm not gonna go along with that.
McMahon - Work
Money is neither my god nor my devil. It
is a form of energy that tends to make us
more of who we already are, whether it's
greedy or loving.
Millman - Money
One of the most ironic things about capitalism
is that the capitalist will sell you the
rope to hang himself with. Actually they
will give you the money to make a movie
that makes them look bad, if they believe
they can make money off it.
Moore - Capitalism
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with
Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries.
They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
Moore - Greed
- War - Business
- Rich -
My take on
the whole dot-com bubble was that a lot of people who wanted to make a lot of
money got too excited and hyped up the commercial aspects of the Internet prematurely.
I think the vision of the Internet as a democratizing medium.. as everyone's printing
press.. is real. We got distracted from that by the mass hallucinations of the
Newmark - Greed
We've poured our poisons into the world as though it were a bottomless pit..
and we go on gobbling them up. It's hard to imagine how the world could survive
another century of this abuse, but nobody's really doing anything about it. It's
a problem our children will have to solve, or their children.
Quinn - Nature
It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.
the end of the day, anybody who thinks there's a reward for nothing, ends up losing.
Stokes - Losing
I pay low wages. I can take advantage of
that. We're going to be successful, but
the basis is a very low-wage, low-benefit
model of employment.
Walton - Wage
We cant impede progress in the name
of environmental action that yields little
for the environment and even less for our
people.. and we should look at the environment
as an economic opportunity.
Whitman - Economy
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