„Increase in the wealth per capita fosters democracy; but the latter, at least according to what we have been able to observe up to now, entails great destruction of wealth and even eventually dries up the sources of it. Hence it is its own grave-digger, it destroys what gave it birth.“

—  Vilfredo Pareto, page 300.
Vilfredo Pareto Fotografia
Vilfredo Pareto
włoski ekonomista i socjolog 1848 - 1923

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„A prolonged and massive increase in aggregate wealth per capita has taken place over several centuries.“

—  Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930
Chapter Three, Dynamics Of Political Economy, p. 100

Karl Marx Fotografia

„What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Section 1, paragraph 53, lines 11-13.

Andrew Carnegie Fotografia
Louis Brandeis Fotografia

„We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.“

—  Louis Brandeis American Supreme Court Justice 1856 - 1941
As quoted by Raymond Lonergan in Mr. Justice Brandeis, Great American (1941), p. 42.

Anatole France Fotografia

„In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
L'Île des Pingouins http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/L%27%C3%8Ele_des_Pingouins_-_Livre_VI_:_Les_Temps_modernes#CHAPITRE_II._PYROT [Penguin Island] (1908), Book VI: Les Temps Modernes, Ch. II: Pyrot

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„Isn´t it strange how wealth is always wasted on the rich?“

—  Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

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