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The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

Karl Marx


Machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.

Karl Marx, Capital, Volume I, Chapter 15 (1867)

There is only one way to encourage morality, and that is to re-establish religion. Society cannot exist without some being richer than others, and this inequality cannot exist without religion. When one man is dying of hunger next door to another who is stuffing himself with food, the poor man simply cannot accept the disparity unless some authority tells him, ‘God wishes it so, in heaven things will be different.’

Napoleon Bonaparte

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.

William Gibson

When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.

Attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau as being from a “Speech at the commune on the 14th of October”