Reading The Grapes of Wrath last night, the chapter about the “monster,” I was struck by how much these quotes still apply to our modern conundrum. The monster has only gotten bigger.
“They breathe profits; they eat the interest on money. If they don’t get it, they die the way you die without air, without side-meat.”
- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 5
“The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It’s the monster. Men made it, but they can’t control it.” – John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 5