"All of the legislation in the world can't fix what's wrong with America. It is a crisis in confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart, soul, and spirit of a national will ... and it is threatening to destroy the social and political fabric of America."
The use of counting and numbers, of calculating and figuring, propelled a tendency toward rationalization in human thought that shows in no human culture without the use of money. Money did not make people smarter; it made them think in new ways, in numbers and their equivalencies. It made thinking far less personalized and much more abstract."
"long after the Pope is gone, you'll remember this."
Overview: The Setting