Money is the root of all good

 

Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns–or dollars. Take your choice–there is no other. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Money is the root of all good

  1. No, wrong. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil. Let’s get our Bible quotes accurate. Money itself is an inanimate object and merely a medium of exchange. In and of itself there is nothing intrinsically good or bad.

  2. Let’s get our Bible verses correct and not rely upon a KJV mistranslation of this verse you are referring to. The correct rendering is “all sorts/kinds of evil“. Money is not the root of rape and incest. Now enough with mysticism.

    Rand was making the case that mystics and altruism make the incorrect assumption that money is evil. Like you correctly stated,”Money itself is an inanimate object and merely a medium of exchange. In and of itself there is nothing intrinsically good or bad.” I can agree.

    I find it odd that those who proclaim money and greed is evil are the very ones either begging for it, hording it, and using the government to take it by force.

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