Legalized Usury and a Selfish Society

Peter Maurin (1877 – 1949) was a remarkable Catholic teacher and activist who wrote fascinating Easy Essays.

Six of these fall under the heading of Legalized Usury:

  1. God and Mammon
  2. Usurers are not Gentlemen
  3. Wealth-Producing Maniacs
  4. Mortgaged
  5. The Fallacy of Saving
  6. Avoiding Inflation

Another quote by him says:
Interest doesn’t interest me
but principle does interest me.

Modern man maintains that enlightened self-interest
is the way to see that society governs itself
But the self-interest is no longer enlightened and
no one is remembering principle.
When interest becomes the only principle,
what we get is a selfish society.


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