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  • “There is not in the world a more ignoble character than the mere money-getting American, insensitive to every duty, regardless of every principle, bent only on amassing a fortune.”

    Lance Mannion:

  • It is a good “money-getting nose, a good commercial nose, and perhaps the latter term would be an apt secondary designation for it,” since its owner may attain a weighty “purse” but not an “exalted” intellectuality.

    Bloodlust

  • But merchants and traders are cowardly rulers at best; they grunt and grub all their days in the trough of money-getting, and I have swung back to aristocracy, if you please.

    Chapter 37

  • It is a good “money-getting nose, a good commercial nose, and perhaps the latter term would be an apt secondary designation for it,” since its owner may attain a weighty “purse” but not an “exalted” intellectuality.

    Bloodlust

  • “There is not in the world a more ignoble character than the mere money-getting American, insensitive to every duty, regardless of every principle, bent only on amassing a fortune.”

    Always the resentments directed at the wrong target

  • The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they themselves have called into being… The absence of effective state, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.11

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they themselves have called into being… The absence of effective state, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.11

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Joy sat on every countenance, and there was a glad, almost fierce, intensity in every eye, that told of the money-getting schemes that were seething in every brain and the high hope that held sway in every heart.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they themselves have called into being… The absence of effective state, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.11

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they themselves have called into being… The absence of effective state, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.11

    Winner-Take-All Politics

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