Quotable Quotes about Banks and Money

For what is the crime of burglarizing a bank, compared with the crime of building one?”
Bertolt Brecht

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
Thomas Jefferson

“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 6-11-6

Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider of everything except happiness. — Anonymous

Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money? — Jimmy Chapman on The Pastor’s Pen

5 responses to “Quotable Quotes about Banks and Money

  1. I have heard banks described as the “canaries of the financial system. ” Canaries were taken down coalmines because they are very sensitive to toxic fumes, and consequently, if the canary fell over, it acted as a useful warning to the miners.
    At the moment, what we are doing is drip feeding the canaries to keep them alive – when what we should be doing is getting out of the mine …”
    I’d love to know who originated this very apt metaphor for our present barmy strategy for inappropriately propping up the old system, instead of ditching it.

    • Thank you, Kate!

      That would be possible, if bankers were accountable! The sad reality seems to be that those who have the power to create credit are the only and unaccountable masters of the world…

      Sighingly yours,

  2. Hi,

    your blog is very good! I have also a blog about gravel bar, which is in Germany a children’s language and the expression for a bank. It’s funny and there are free checking accounts. Just take a look.

    Greetings from Germany

  3. Hm,

    Also eine online Bank, ohne eine Bank zu sein!?

  4. As is well known, that “quote” blamed on Jefferson is a fabrication

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