Seasoned Nuts Quotable

“For millions of people, “wealth” amounts to little more than a few weeks’ wages in a checking account or low-interest savings account, a car, and a few pieces of furniture. The inescapable reality is this: wealth is so concentrated that a large segment of society is virtually unaware of its existence, so that some people imagine that it belongs to surreal or mysterious entities. That is why it is so essential to study capital and its distribution in a methodical, systematic way.”

“At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution.”

– Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Available at your local public library)