One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.


Freeman Tilden, ‘A World in Debt’ – 1935

"Behind all the complexities of modern political economy
lies the simple fact that human beings are, speaking generally, of two persuasions:
the first would spend tomorrow what they earn today;
the second would spend today what they hope to earn tomorrow.

From this rudimentary biological fact arise all conflicts that lead to economic crises:
to panics, depressions, violent and revolutionary transfers of wealth,
and perhaps most wars.”

Freeman Tilden, ‘A World in Debt’ – 1935

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