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Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion. James Buchan#Business 65
James Buchan#Business 65
Saudi Arabia is a puritanical state that claims a monopoly of wisdom and virtue. James Buchan#Wisdom 64
James Buchan#Wisdom 64
All UK nuclear power stations should be shut down without delay. James Buchan#Power 64
James Buchan#Power 64
The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags. James Buchan#History 62
James Buchan#History 62
Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness. James Buchan#Business 62
James Buchan#Business 62
Bulls don't read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929. James Buchan#History 59
James Buchan#History 59
Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains - none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission. James Buchan#Science 58
James Buchan#Science 58
Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves. James Buchan#Money 58
James Buchan#Money 58
Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler's short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing. James Buchan#Power 55
James Buchan#Power 55
Were there peace and justice in the Middle East, the Arabs would no more need their tinhorn dictators than they would their corpulent princes. James Buchan#Peace 53
James Buchan#Peace 53
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