The barometer of society's virtue
Aug 17, 2013
This is an interesting quotation. Money is not the barometer of all virtue, but there is much truth in it.
“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion…when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing…when you see your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you…when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice…you may know that your society is doomed.”
~Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Dr. Stephen Jones