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«The inhabitant of London could order by telephone, sipping his morning tea in bed, the various products of the whole earth, in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstep; he could at the same moment and by the same means adventure his wealth in the natural resources and new enterprises of any quarter of the world, and share, without exertion or even trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages; or he could decide to couple the security of his fortunes with the good faith of the townspeople of any substantial municipality in any continent that fancy or information might recommend. [...] he regarded this state of affairs as normal, certain, and permanent, except in the direction of further improvement, and any deviation from it as aberrant, scandalous, and avoidable. The projects and politics of militarism and imperialism, of racial and cultural rivalries, of monopolies, restrictions, and exclusion, which were to play the serpent to this paradise, were little more than the amusements of his daily newspaper, and appeared to exercise almost no influence at all on the ordinary course of social and economic life, the internationalization of which was nearly complete in practice.»

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Opphav: John Maynard Keynes

Kjelde:The Economic Consequences of the Peace (bok)
Europe Before the War (Kapittel 2)
Opphavleg mål: Engelsk

År: 1920
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Sitert i The Economist (Dec 21st 2013), «Look back with angst» (A century on, there are uncomfortable parallels with the era that led to the outbreak of the first world war)
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«Ein innbyggjar i London kunne bestilla, per telefon medan han drakk morgonte i senga, ulike varer frå heile verda, i mengder han sjølv valde, og kunne forventa å få dei snarleg levert på døra.»
Telefonreklame med handelsguden Hermes/Merkur frå 1913.


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«Ein innbyggjar i London kunne bestilla, per telefon medan han drakk morgonte i senga, ulike varer frå heile verda, i mengder han sjølv valde, og kunne forventa å få dei snarleg levert på døra.»   John Maynard Keynes