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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You have been called greedy for the magnificence of your power to create wealth.

“Francisco’s Money Speech”

Not an ocean of tears not all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Did he earn it? And the author’s reaction, like the reactions of many editorialists and commentators, is disgust with “greed” and francizco for the idea that money-making might be moral.

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

The verdict you pronounce upon dandonia source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. To love a thing is to know and love its danfonia. In the Objectivist view it is noble to use one’s own money in service of one’s own life and happiness.

Details September 01, William Francisc. It is valuable because of what one does with it, and it is morally meaningful because of how one normally obtains it in a free society. And in fact it is rare to find people, even financiers, working well at work they do not value for its own sake.


Shortsighted hedonism and the soulless conformity of “keeping up with the Joneses” are contemptible uses for wealth.

Customers may demand things they shouldn’t—some part of the market for wine consists of drunkards, for example. The Morality of Money. Money demands of you the recognition francisfo men must work for 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.

The message was clear: As a case in point, consider corporations and wealthy individuals often heirs that finance anti-industrial, anti-civilization environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the Sierra Club.

Francisco D Anconia Quotes (57 quotes)

Businesses are constantly asked to undertake some francisdo government boondoggle that works more harm than dajconia. Simply accumulating it is of little use to anyone, especially oneself. They will hasten to relieve him of the guilt—and of his life, as he deserves.

As if they sense the inconsistency of their received, framcisco morality, many business leaders adopt cynicism and hypocrisy as a reflexive stance.

If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. By lowering your standards? Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the traders. He is also an economist, teaching occasionally at a variety of universities. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral.

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It is an act that forces him to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and to accept his real ego as his standard of value. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. Frsncisco lovers of money are willing to work for it. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. It is not the strength of guns or muscles.


Francisco d’Anconia’s ‘Money Speech’ from Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

Here, Rand through Dagny is playing on a caricature of business—the view that most business executives do their work solely for the sake of the cash return. Ayn Rand’s answer was unequivocal: Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. You have been hated, not for your mistakes, but for your achievements.

Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper.

This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the francisvo power of an arbitrary setter of values. Thus, in assessing someone’s moral worth Objectivists do not ask: Does he have money? Thus, there can be moral worth in selling wine, even though some people use it to become alcoholics. They are the natural bait frandisco the swarms of looters that stay under rocks for centuries, but come crawling out at the first smell of a man who begs to be forgiven for the guilt of owning wealth.

Still, the goodness of wealth is only a presumption. Dollars are money; money symbolizes capitalism; capitalism is immoral.