"We have among us a class of mammon worshippers whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth.  Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what, they call socialism." -Ronald T. Ely

"Callous greed grows pious very fast." -Lillian Hellman

"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." -Ambrose Bierce

"The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all in their separate and individual capacities." -Abraham Lincoln

"HEW [Health, Education, Welfare] has testified that the incidence of fraud among welfare recipients is about four-tenths of one percent. . .nothing to compare with estimates by the IRS [Internal Revenue Service] that 34 percent of private interest income goes unreported." -"The New Republic" magazine

"Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life.  The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations." -Charles Francis Adams

"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing." -Leigh Hunt

"I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian." -Alexander Pope

"What is the new loyalty?  It is, above all, conformity.  It is uncritical and unquestioning acceptance of America as it is.  It rejects inquiry into race relations or socialized medicine, public housing...regards as heinous any challenge to what is called the system of private enterprise, identifying that system with Americanism.  It abandons evolution, repudiates the once popular concept of progress, and regards America as a finished product, perfect and complete." -Henry Steele Commager

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