BITS & PIECES OF A MISLAID LIFE: THE MONEY ISSUE

"The  Latin word for head is caput' snd cattle were 'capitale' whence comes our modern word capital. So 
it becomes evident that in ancient days, cattle and
money were synonyms. So closely were they associated
that the Greek and Romans stamped their coins with
the image of an ox,"

John J.Floherty. Money-Go-Round: 
The Story of Money. 1944
This sentence is of no monetary worth whatsoever.
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MONEY

“But money, of course, is never just about money.
It’s always something else, and it’s always 
something more, and it always has the last word.”

Paul Auster

Such is the brutalization of  commercial ethics 
in this country that no one can feel anything 
more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft 
buck.’

   Raymond Chandler


Not all fictions are shared by all humans, but at 
least one has become universal, and this is money. 
Dollar bills have absolutely no value except on our collective imagination, but everybody believes in 
the dollar bill.

    Yuval Noah Harari
   

What good is freedom if you’ve not got the money 
for it? It’s always very fine to go on about Nora’s 
escape at the end of A Doll’s House,but just how 
was she planning to eat that night?

         Lillian Hellman


    ON TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

     Republicans refuse to tax the rich.
     They have the scratch but not the itch.
    
**

People may be divided, according to their attitude 
towards money, into two classes: one wants to have
 money; the other wants to spend it. One wants 
security; the other pleasure. Of  those two extremes
 –misers and spendthrifts – the misers are the more 
logical, because security may give you pleasure, but
pleasure cannot give you security.

  George Mikes 



Men are keener to use their money to impress 
the rich than  to help the poor.

     Frederic Raphael, 

Cuts and Bruises (Carcanet Press Ltd.)

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PIN MONEY

"Invention of metal pin has been traced to
the fourteenth century, but for many decades 
after they were first made they were scarce
and costly. English law permitted shopkeepers
to sell them only on January 1 and 2.
  "Consequently, it became customary for the
housewife at the beginning of the year to ask
her husband for 'pin money' sufficient to buy
a supply for the months ahead. In the early
days the sum required for such a purpose was
considerable.'
   "After pins became plentiful and cheap,
shrewd wives retained the custom of requesting 
the annual stipend, which they spent a they
pleased. Consequently, any allowance or gift
for incidental purchases came to be known as
pin money."

Webb B. Garrison WHY YOU SAY IT (New York: 
Abingdon, 1955)
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I knew so little about money. I used to sign 
my checks, “Love, Rita.”

 Rita Rudner


God gave me my money.

          John D. Rockefeller

SOCRATES ON WALL STREET

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MONOPOLY/MONOPOLIES

Why  is there only one monopolies commission.
      Anonymous
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  ACCOUNTING

Money comes & money goes,
& this is just as true in prose.






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3 thoughts on “BITS & PIECES OF A MISLAID LIFE: THE MONEY ISSUE

  1. Great Stuff. You should submit it to Squawkbox to read before the opening bell.Happy St. Patrick’s Day!Love,AprilP.S. Have you seen Mank yet. My favorite film of all time. 

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  2. Good one. If it’s true you can understand the value a culture places on something by the number of words it has for that thing, think of the number of words we Americans have for money: bucks, scratch, bread, moolah, do-re-mi, etc.   California’s the Garden of Eden,It’s paradise for you and for me.But believe it or not,You won’t find it so hot,If you ain’t got that do-re-mi

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