We ought to change the legend on our money from "In God We Trust" to "In Money We Trust." Because, as a nation, we've got far more faith in money these days than we do in God.
~Arthur Hoppe, 1963
Money has become our answer to the question What am I worth? and the measure of our collective worth and accomplishment as a nation. . . . The more we give our life energies over to money, the more power we yield to the instutions that control our access both to it and to those things that it will buy. . . . Corporations are creatures of money. It serves our human interest poorly, because we are creatures of nature and spirit.