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Basil Caeserea: Hoard Money for Poor

Posted by admin on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Basil the Great Money Quote saying the obvious about distribution of wealth – that is, no one who is poor should go without needs being met. Basil Caeserea said:

The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor
— Basil of Caeserea

Basil of Caesarea: Rich Right of Preemption

Posted by admin on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Basil of Caesarea Money Quote saying the rich take what they wish an claim they own it simply because they have possession. Basil of Caesarea said:

This is what the rich do. They seize common goods before others have the opportunity, then claim them as their own by right of preemption
— Basil of Caesarea

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