Monopoly Quotes

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J.R. Ward
“All of us are taking the night off," Wrath said abruptly. "We need some regroup time."

Rhage snorted from across the table. "You're not going to make us play Monopoly again, are you?"

Yup." A collective groan rose up from the Brotherhood, one that Wrath ignored. "Right after dinner.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

G.R. Reader
“At your next book club meeting, picture me sitting quietly in the corner, taking notes on your preferences. Imagine the next day you get an email from me trying to sell you a new grill — or a book — or accessories for your Glock. That's the Amazon/Goodreads deal. It's appalling. But everywhere in the press, you'll read about the genius of Amazon."
(Michael Herrmann and the booksellers of Gibson's)”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

Zaman Ali
“Zamanism is about creating power and private resources for all in society by destroying bureaucratic and monopolistic control on society.”
Zaman Ali, ZAMANISM Wealth of the People

John  Adams
“...Turn our thoughts, in the next place, to the characters of learned men. The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning. Read over again all the accounts we have of Hindoos, Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Teutons, we shall find that priests had all the knowledge, and really governed all mankind. Examine Mahometanism, trace Christianity from its first promulgation; knowledge has been almost exclusively confined to the clergy. And, even since the Reformation, when or where has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate a free inquiry? The blackest billingsgate, the most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooish brutality is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your legs and hands, and fly into your face and eyes.

[Letters to John Taylor, 1814, XVIII, p. 484]”
John Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

Benito Mussolini
“State ownership! It leads only to absurd and monstrous conclusions; state ownership means state monopoly, concentrated in the hands of one party and its adherents, and that state brings only ruin and bankruptcy to all.”
Benito Mussolini

Jay Leno
“Politics is just show business for ugly people.”
Jay Leno

“Saying that you are moral because you believe in a god is like saying you are an economist because you play monopoly.”
Robert W. Cox

Murray N. Rothbard
“In particular, the State has arrogated to itself a compulsory monopoly over police and military services, the provision of law, judicial decision-making, the mint and the power to create money, unused land ("the public domain"), streets and highways, rivers and coastal waters, and the means of delivering mail...the State relies on control of the levers of propaganda to persuade its subjects to obey or even exalt their rulers.”
Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty

Safiya Umoja Noble
“This monopoly of information is a threat to democracy...”
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nature hates monopolies and exceptions. The waves of the sea do not more speedily seek a level from their loftiest tossing, than the varieties of condition tend to equalize themselves. There is always some leveling circumstance that puts down the overbearing, the strong, the rich, the fortunate, substantially on the same ground with all others”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Kenya Power recently shocked the nation when they announced that they were making losses. We know it's a strategy to hike prices. Since there's no salvation for a loss-making monopoly, my country people, invest in solar & other forms of energy.”
DON SANTO

“Stand Up High; Fall Down Deep”
Snow Liber Dionysus

“If American chemical industries are oligopolistic, British, German, French, Italian, indeed European, chemical industries are monopolistic.”
George W. Stocking, Cartels in Action: Case Studies in International Business Diplomacy

J.R. Ward
“All of us are taking the night off,” Wrath said abruptly. “We need some regroup time.”
Rhage snorted from across the table. “You’re not going to make us play Monopoly again, are you?”
“Yup.” A collective groan rose up from the Brotherhood, one that Wrath ignored. “Right after dinner.”
“I have something I have to do,” V said. “I’ll be back as soon as I can.”
“Fine, but you can’t be the shoe or the dog then. They always go first.”
“I can live with that.”

-Wrath, Rhage, & Vishous”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

“two well-recognized economic principles. First, the firmer the monopolistic controls in a given market, the higher the prices. Second, monopoly prices are discriminatory prices. "Charging all the traffic will bear" does not mean that all the traffic will bear the same charge! In fact, it will not.”
George W. Stocking, Cartels in Action: Case Studies in International Business Diplomacy

“Both the law and business have long recognized the propriety of quantity discounts. But since 1914 the Clayton Act has banned price discrimination "when the effect may be to substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly." And since 1936 the Robinson-Patman Act has recognized such quantity discounts as legal only if they represent a saving in cost, and the law places the burden of proof on the seller.”
George W. Stocking, Cartels in Action: Case Studies in International Business Diplomacy

“The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.”
John Hics

John Hicks
“The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.”
John Hicks

“Competition is an inextricable consequence of living. The absence of any visible competition does not rule out the presence of competition lurking in blind spot.”
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

Douglas Rushkoff
“Simply remembering that corporations were invented should alone empower us to reinvent them to our liking.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human

Henry A. Wallace
“We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.”
Henry A. Wallace

“In fact big monopolies kills innovation. Big monopolies forms when governments act as brokers and pawns. This has to be called and resisted.”
Raghu V

John Stuart Mill
“Whatever renders a larger capital necessary in any trade or business, limits the competition in that business.”
John Stuart Mill

“Premium domain business is the only business on this planet with 100% monopoly”
Anuj Jasani

“There is no alternative to any premium domain, other TLDs and similar names are not an option for those who have a great vision for their brand”
Anuj Jasani

Will Rogers
“You know no nation has a monopoly on good things, each one has something that the others could well afford to adopt.”
Will Rogers

“Tech monopoly is dangerous.”
Suraj Mishra

L.J. Shen
“I think I better head to bed. Who won?" I squinted at the board. It was blurry, the little pieces swimming around it like they were chasing one another. I hiccupped again. "Me?"

"Actually, you owe me two thousand dollars and a house on Tennessee Avenue." Katie laughed, starting to remove the Scottie dog, top hat, and thimble from the board. I yawned, my eyes flickering shut as I took spontaneous one-second naps between blinks. Somewhere in the back of my head, I realized I was being a mess, not at all the brilliant, responsible fiancé Chase wanted me to be. Screw him. I owed him nothing. As long as his family was having fun.

"I hope you like fixer-uppers and accept coupons, Katie, because I'm broke as all hell," I snorted out.

"That's all right. It's just a game." Katie folded the board and tucked it back into the box as she hummed to herself. She was so agreeable and docile. The opposite of her older brother. Almost like he'd hogged every drop of ferociousness in their DNA pool before he was born.

"Yeah, well, I'm flat-out broke in real life too." I snickered.

Time to go to bed, Miss Hot Mess Express.

I stood up on wobbly feet. My knees felt like jelly, and there was a strange pressure behind my eyes. Knowing I'd be coming face-to-face with Chase made me break out in hives. I'd tried to postpone our reunion as much as I could, hoping --praying, really--he'd fall asleep before I got back to the room.

"Not for long." Lori laughed.

I laughed too. Then paused. Then frowned. "Wait, how do you mean?"

"Well"--Lori offered me a one-shouldered shrug, picking nonexistent lint from her dress pants as Katie put the Monopoly box away--"you're going to marry Chase, honey. And Chase is ... well endowed."

Katie choked on her soda, while I used every ounce of my self-control in order to not break into giggles. "Oh, Lori, you have no idea,”
L.J. Shen, The Devil Wears Black

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