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Meltdown

Meltdown

In this week of meltdown some salient business quotes:

Corporation: n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

Ambrose Bierce – author and editor (1842-1914)

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.

Andrew Young – author, civil rights activist, US congressman, mayor and UN ambassador (b. 1932)

Know any good insights of old that shed light on this newest of crises?

UPDATE:

ECONOMY, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford.

Ambrose Bierce

(courtesy of Matt Buck and The Devil’s Dictionary)

1 comment so far

  1. ArkAngel on

    Illustrator/animator Matt Buck ( http://www.mattbuckhackcartoons.com ) sent me a note this morning directing me to Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary at http://www.thedevilsdictionary.com which includes further gems like:

    ECONOMY, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford.


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