Mammon - Poem by Saiom Shriver
More than police departments,
the world's intelligence agencies
have as their main function
the protection of the piles of
money, jewels, art, land and other
stolen assets of the world's richest people.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Honore de Balzac: Behind every great
fortune is a great crime.
Drew Pearson: Money is like manure. In one pile it stinks. Spread it around
and it become fertilizer (paraphrased)
Thoreau: the more money, the less virtue
Spanish proverb: a rich person is either a scoundrel or the heir to a scoundrel
O Anna Niemus: Those who inherit the wealth inherit the negative karma for having caused suffering to others
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