Friday, April 17, 2009

If I Had Ten Thousand Turnips...

In a 1908 article for the Daily News, the great philosopher, economist, fairy-tale-believer and cheese fan G.K. Chesterton wrote the following:

...the soul of all our commerce is that the peasant says (being often a greedy fellow), "I have grown a turnip; will you give me a shilling?" Whereas the broker says, "If I had ten thousand turnips would you borrow ten thousand shillings and buy them?" 

Apparently, some things just never go out of style, do they?

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