From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: “So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the. 57 quotes have been tagged as francisco-d-anconia: Ayn Rand: ‘An honest man is one who knows that he tags: atlas-shrugged, francisco-d-anconia, money. Francisco d’Anconia on Money has said that his views on monetary policy are based on Francisco d’Anconia’s speech in Atlas Shrugged.

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By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Or did he corrupt his money? Money is made— before it can be looted or mooched—made by the dacnonia of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. But worse is spending one’s money to promote evil: Dollars are money; money symbolizes capitalism; capitalism is immoral. But for the most part, the responsibility for ensuring that the customer is well served must rest with the customer himself.

Francisco D Anconia Quotes (57 quotes)

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. He is the one who must take care to avoid dodgy deals and look out for his own long-term well-being.

Our digital channels garner over 1 million views per year. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did he earn it? At times, Rand’s heroes claim that they seek only to make a profit, which could give a misimpression of Rand’s view.

It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the francisfo.

To love money is to know francicso love the fact that money is the miney of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. Details September 01, William Thomas.


Latest posts by Ayn Rand see ,oney. Rather, like William Clay Ford, they assume that there is nothing moral about building good products that people want and are willing to pay for. Is this what you consider evil? Does he have money? We do not release email addresses. Danziger is right that money symbolizes capitalism, but what should we think of this symbol? Far from being the root of all evil, money, where it has been earned through production and trade, is the sum of that which is finest in human beings.

Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? They assume that “moral” means “serving the public good” or “caring for the environment. You have been scorned for all those qualities of character which are your highest pride.

You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgment and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, dpeech admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. To love a thing is to know and love its nature.

Is this the reason why you call it evil? Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and danonia rewarded. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality—the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind. After all, every dollar of profit earned through free trade represents value freely conferred by happy customers. In general, one person is not worth less morally simply because he has less money than another.

Francisco’s Money Speech

Dancconia me the woman he sleeps with and I will tell you his valuation of himself. This is why, in the abstract, it is a symbol of justice, achievement, and progress.

If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. When a corporate executive like Enron’s Ken Lay mondy as an innovator while building a financial house of cards and deceiving his shareholders and employees, we see the difference between earning money and pretending to earn it.


What does he want to do with it? In the Objectivist view, money is not an end-in-itself. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Is this the reason why you call it evil? Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality.

Take your choice—there is no other—and your time is running out.

And in the era of media agitprop, they are bombarded by false or sensationalistic claims from advocacy groups. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but danconi reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. When they do mount a defense, it is not often one that asserts pride in making money.

Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life.

Money demands of you the recognition that men must work monfy their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss—the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery—that you must offer them values, not wounds—that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of goods.

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