Chart usGOLD   Chart usSILVER  
 
Food for thought
Money and debt are as opposite in nature as fire and water; money extinguishes debt as water extinguishes fire.
Charles Holt Carroll  
Search for :
LATEST NEWS  :
MINING STOCKS  :
Subscribe
Write Us
Add to Google
Search on Ebay :
PRECIOUS METALS (US $)
Gold 1280.70-0.10
Silver 19.410.00
Platinum 1416.500.50
Palladium 883.00-2.25
WORLD MARKETS
DOWJONES 17001-37
NASDAQ 45396
NIKKEI 15539-47
ASX 56417
CAC 40 4253-40
DAX 9339-62
HUI 238-1
XAU 990
CURRENCIES (€)
AUS $ 1.4217
CAN $ 1.4485
US $ 1.3241
GBP (£) 0.7988
Sw Fr 1.2097
YEN 137.6400
CURRENCIES ($)
AUS $ 1.0743
CAN $ 1.0942
Euro 0.7552
GBP (£) 0.6035
Sw Fr 0.9133
YEN 103.9100
RATIOS & INDEXES
Gold / Silver65.98
Gold / Oil13.72
Dowjones / Gold13.27
COMMODITIES
Copper 3.210.03
WTI Oil 93.36-0.60
Nat. Gas 3.88-0.05
Market Indices
Metal Prices
RSS
Precious Metals
Graph Generator
Statistics by Country
Statistics by Metals
Advertise on 24hGold
Projects on Google Earth
In the same category
The Government (H.L. Mencken)
From the Archives
Originally published April 02nd, 2007
111 words - Reading time : less than a minute
( 15 votes, 5/5 ) Print article
 
    Comments    
Tweet

 

 

 

 

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me.

 

They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B.

 

In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."

 

 

H.L. Mencken

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet
Rate :Average note :5 (15 votes)View Top rated
Previous article by
Food For Thought
All articles by
Food For Thought
Receive by mail the latest articles by this author  
Latest comment posted for this article
Be the first to comment
Add your comment
TOP ARTICLES
Editor's picks
RSS feed24hGold Mobile
Gold Data CenterGold & Silver Converter
Gold coins on eBaySilver coins on eBay
Technical AnalysisFundamental Analysis
Most recent articles by Food For Thought
6/16/2014
6/15/2014
6/9/2014
6/7/2014
6/2/2014
All Articles
Comment this article
You must be logged in to comment an article8000 characters max.
 
Sign in
User : Password : Login
Sign In Forgot password?
 
Receive 24hGold's Daily Market Briefing in your inbox. Go here to subscribe or unsubscribe.
Disclaimer