"To be controlled in our economic pursuits
means to be controlled in everything."
by:
Friedrich August von Hayek
(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
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Whoever has the gold, makes the rules.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    He who pays the piper calls the tune. And who has most of the gold now? - the World Bank and the Rothschilds. So guess to whose tune most of the world is now dancing?
     -- John-Douglas, Nassau     
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    We hold this truth self evident; though, the individual sovereigns that are true lovers of freedom and liberty, while remaining a thorn in the side, will once again rise from under the slave master's whip.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- warren, olathe      
    How does individual deception, fraud, and being unethical fit into this?
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    I would change the wording a bit to be most accurate: Those that would control our economic pursuits will also try to control everything else (religion, morals, food, speech, medical availabilities, who we marry, inalienable rights, etc., etc., etc.)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    While this quote is generally true, it is not absolute. There are people who have defied the control of the financial dominant even while their economic lives were ruined by financial influence exerted by the financial dominant. Thoreau is an example of such an enlightened spirit. Tesla is another. Generally if someone is equipped to overcome the attempts of the financial dominant to limit their influence through financial crime against such an individual, the greatest influence they will have will occur postmortem. This often happens when the financial dominant looses track of the influence of those visionaries, by their knowledge percolating to wider and wider human comprehension, until 1 day the whole world goes on a tax revolt and then builds Tesla howitzer crossed stream microwave weapons and evaporates the financial dominant from Earth, as I see happening in a not very long distant day in the future.
     -- DanielVincentKelleyOnYT, Newport VT     
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    A great example of extreme self deception on the part of the author of the quote.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    This quote sums it up very well. One thing that you have to say about Komrad Reston is that he is certainly consistent, never deviating from the radical left line.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Hi Mike, yep, they are well on the way to controlling the food, we must stop that. The money, well, we know what to do about that, get off the grid. The USA is the only country, that is accepting Monsanto's food, the Europeans have already said NO. We should too. Trust me, GMO food is not good folks, I have the proof. And, we don't need it, the answer to many of us lies in each nation being self sufficient, think on this, WHY is it necessary to ship goods from across the ocean, when we now have the tech to do it ALL on our own soil?? The reasons, are staggering. Sad, how the best minds succumbed to greed and fear.
     -- Kimo, USA     
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    Daniel is not nuts at all, in fact, this technology, is very real. Look for the "blue light"
     -- Kimo, USA     
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    Ironic how von Hayek has confirmed Karl Marx view of Capitalism and the need to go beyond. Not that von Hayek willfully agreed with Marx views, but his statement does ...
     -- HUBSCH, ATLANTA     
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    An absolute truth. How may we pursue happiness and freedom when the PTB control the means to do so? How are we sovereign individuals when your life savings can be wiped out with a key stroke? Abolish the Fed and Restore the Republic with Sound Currency.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Without economy in our own control what do we have? Everything of this world is dependent on it.
     -- cal, Lewisville, Tx     
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    The socialists have won the war on middle class.

    Next phase: more of the same.
     -- bruski, naples FL     
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    Whatever they can't take by taxing us, they get us to donate to one of their causes.
     -- John C. Davidson, Mount Vernon, Oh     
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