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Bankers & the Current Great Recession/Depression

Published on: 13:26PM Nov 29, 2010

 They look upon fraud as a greater crime than theft, and therefore seldom fail to punish it with death; for they allege that care and vigilance, with a very common understanding, may preserve a man’s goods from thieves, but honesty has no defense against superior cunning; and, since it is necessary that there should be a perpetual intercourse of buying and selling, and dealing on credit, where fraud is permitted and has no law to punish it, the honest dealer is always undone and the knave gets the advantage.

 

 

Gulliver’s Travels Chapter VI (adventures in Lilliputia) Published in 1726 & 1735