The Banker

Submitted by Peter on

It was Lord Acton who said:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Here is a video with a very interesting message. Delivered in poetry, very enjoyable.

If you're wondering, the book the banker reads is Aldous Huxleys - Brave New World.

It gets worse

But you might object and argue that this is just a play. Surely the story is a bit exaggerated. Well, unfortunately we've all been spoonfeed with the right news and the right knowledge. But the reality is not what it looks like.

Look at this recording with the former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn when he addressed graduate students at Stanford University last year and ask yourself; have you seen anything about this in the news?

An alternative

Regardless on how we all feel about money sometimes, it's really not a static object. It's just an idea on how to move around goods and get payments for it. Think about the ideas put forth in the next video a little bit. Perhaps we could do better then what's being done in the world right now?

In the first video The Banker sits and smiles scornfully at the pages in the book he's reading. Perhaps enjoying that fact trumps fiction. I started out with a quote and it's only fair that I end with one, and what is better then one from Aldous Huxley:

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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