Friday, December 5, 2008

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Sir Evelyn de Rothschild calls for action

Ethics - we have lost sight of an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

Posted by gardeniadotnet @ 04:11 PM (4138 views)
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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    The rich man in his castle,
    The poor man at his gate,
    He made them, high or lowly,
    And ordered their estate.

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  • japanese uncle says:

    Is it supposed to be a joke?

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  • Gobsmacked

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  • From the world of wiki:
    “The son of Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (1887-1961) and Yvonne Cahen d’Anvers (1899-1977), he was named after his uncle Evelyn Achille de Rothschild who was killed in action in World War I. Evelyn de Rothschild spent several of his boyhood years in the United States during World War II. He studied economics at Cambridge University but, with no desire to go into the family’s banking business, he dropped out before obtaining his degree.

    Born into great wealth, Evelyn de Rothschild became one of England’s most eligible bachelors, spending his youth travelling, socialising, driving exotic sports cars, enjoying thoroughbred horse racing and playing polo. It was not until age twenty-six that he decided to join N M Rothschild & Sons banking house to be trained in the family’s business. In 1961 his father retired as head of the bank and cousin Victor Rothschild took over as Chairman.”

    An honest days dropping-out and farting around til you’re 26 for an honest days fortune.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    This idiot’s family banking tradition destroyed the price signals that encourage entrepreneurship and savings. He benefits from speculation, not hard work and is robber baron no1 when it comes to this here WAR between savers/workers and speculators.

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  • Do as I say, not as I do

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  • do as i say….

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  • He forgot to mention the concept of getting on ones bike whilst looking for an honest days work

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  • The Rothschild family would be better off keeping their heads down.

    “Give me control of a nation’s money
    and I care not who makes the laws.”

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  • http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article4783449.ece
    Offloading to the Chinese, and
    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing-and-markets/article.html?in_article_id=457752&in_page_id=3
    also offloading to the Dutch.
    Couldn’t be bothered looking for more. Evelyn won’t be getting a gratuity from me in the future.

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  • A friend used to work for the Rothschild family – he isn’t the brightest guy on the planet, and his academic career was pretty minimal.

    But he worked hard and was faultlessly loyal, for which he was well rewarded, and now has a very comfortable pension..

    ..don’t let someone’s wealth colour your judgment..!

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  • “Ethics – we have lost sight of an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”

    Evelyn de Rothschild

    Hello?

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  • last_days_of_disco says:

    I must say its hard to be positive about this lot but actually if you read what he says, he is talking sense.

    “Until we can be generous in accepting fault for our predicament, we will have difficulty dropping our suspicions about others so that we can get on with repairing the damage.”

    I think this hits the nail on the head.

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  • There is a lot of sense in there – if only he’d used a nom de plume.

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  • So while the dreams and fantasies prospered I remained a distant silent shadow…………….and now that reality has arrived it forms a threat that requires a human response.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    @16. plato

    Pefect.

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  • Truth

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  • Of course he talks some sense – you wouldn’t expect gibberish from him – but what he says should be seen in the context of who he is and what he does.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    Perfect.

    Never mind, I meant well.

    (I think I’ve just decided on the wording for my gravestone.)

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  • vince cable – what we need is for more people and more businesses to get into more debt!

    yeah right vince

    what a sold out pratt!

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  • garden……

    Your insightfulness forgives any spelling errors.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    Two observations:

    1. The Old Word Order as represented above, seem genuinely taken aback at the speed the world they knew is crumbling.

    2. The internet is playing an important part in facilitating the speed of change.

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  • [email protected] 19:15

    The Reason :

    Shocked by the abundance of communicated knowledge it is time to also use this medium. The puppets have not done a very good job.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    24. plato said… The puppets have not done a very good job.

    Who are the puppets, the mainstream media?

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  • There’s some very poetic musings on here, but Evelyn has been banging on about ethics for some time Simple case of old-fashioned psychological Projection. The pot calling the kettle black (or complaining that we need clean kettles).

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    26. phdinbubbles

    I expected your first link to undermine our ‘poetic musings’, so was pleasantly surprised to find that the article supported them.

    Your second link is one of the reasons I like to spend my time on this site – for the education I never received at school.

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  • Evelyn’s ‘ethics’ = against the new money spivs whose eye for the quick buck gives financial services a bad name and makes it difficult to argue for self-regulation by an orderly, old-money network.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    I hesitated before posting this article.

    The insight of the subsequent comments tell me I made the right decision.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    @p4ac having read your linked articles today, there are 3 questions I’d like to ask…

    – you are starting to make a lot of sense- is it you, or is it me?
    – how does your gf put up with you?
    – what in the world made you want to become a TOWN PLANNER!!!?

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  • planning4acrash says:

    1 – Maybe a bit of both? We all change over time, I’ve only been awakened to Libertarian ideals since about May this year!!
    2 – Bribery.
    3 – I have always been fascinated with how some places are nice, and other places horrid. I knew that it was a modern disease, and that places need not be horrid, because old places tend to be nicer. I guess that much of what I’ve been concerned with is how have things changed for the worse in our built environment, and how to turn it around. I also enjoy negotiating designs of new buildings to ensure that they fit in well with the existing environment. I enjoy being a planner, but, the focus now is on government targets, traditional values have gone to the wind, and its not so fun anymore.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    @32 p4ac said… some places are nice, and other places horrid. I knew that it was a modern disease, and that places need not be horrid, because old places tend to be nicer.

    Your comments resonate loudly.

    Consider farmhouses, for example. Where I live there are many marvelous Victorian (or earlier) stone-built examples in a terrible state of repair.

    I’ve learned that the old adage ‘there’s no such thing as a poor farmer’ is patently untrue.

    However, I think the farming community is about to regain its rightful status in society.

    Not (yet) a vested interest.

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  • notaneconomicsguru says:

    However, I think the farming community is about to regain its rightful status in society.

    Hmm! Comfortably within living memory, the farming community of this country consisted largely of extremely poorly paid laborourers who lived a life of rural slavery and fear of their masters. I certainly would not want it to regain that status!

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  • notaneconomicsguru says:

    “Ethics – we have lost sight of an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”

    Well speak for yourself mate. For most of the rest of us – well that’s exactly what WE do evety day of our lives.

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  • @p4ac,

    So have you looked up the work of Ludwig Von Mises, Milton Friedman, Hayek, Fisher et al?

    Full Reserve Banking…..etc

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