The Money God ~ Paperback ~ John C.Van Dyke


Excerpt from The Money God: Chapters of Heresy and Dissent Concerning Business Methods and Mercenary Ideals in American Life I have waited twenty years for some professor of economics or properly equipped student of sociology to write this book. Unhappily for my hope the economist seems always engaged in figuring out how mankind can get more money for less labor, and the sociologist is absorbed in demonstrating that everybody ought to be helped in some manner, by somebody, to something. So at last, weary of hearing the spade called a shovel, weary of being told to look There when the trouble is Here, I have made a dash at the subject myself, with the thought that perhaps others may be led thereby to consider it more fully and more scientifically. This is not the kind of book that one writes for pleasure. To talk of our national successes is more agreeable than pointing out our national shortcomings. Possibly that is why the orator and the writer choose to enlarge upon our virtues, our energy and cleverness, our possessions, our sheer "bigness." But whatsoever of good lies with us we already know. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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