Antisthenes: MONEY, MONEY, MONEY…it’s a rich mans world

from the quill of Antisthenes

 “The latest data shows that Anglo-Irish Bank and other lenders had borrowed £43 billion from the Irish central bank by the end of December 2010 under an obscure programme listed in the balance sheets as “other assets”.” My financial advice to you therefore is – go to your nearest friendly bank and ask for a loan, the bigger the better. On the application form, list all your debts as “other assets”.

 My legal advice – don’t, unless you want to get arrested. Of course, if you are a financial institution big enough to have the government in your pocket… but in that case you have done it already and don’t need my belated advice.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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