Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote
Posted by jemartynowski on March 12, 2009
So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
-Francisco’s money speech from Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
With people like Bernard Madoff and pretty much all of Barack Obama’s appointees running around, people are starting to throw the “money is the root of all evil” quote around. The beginning of Francisco’s speech here makes me feel all excited. It makes me say, “YEAH!” every time I read it. Money is actually the symbol of freedom and advancement, not coercion and slavery. Eat it, socialists.
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