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jeff house
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posted 21 December 2007 10:48 AM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The 91st richest man in the U.S., a roofing company billionaire, has died after falling through his home garage's roof, local authorities said Friday.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22360485/


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Fidel
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posted 21 December 2007 11:40 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hendricks said:"It doesn't make any difference to me: I can't spend it," Hendricks said in an interview with Inc.com in September 2006. "I'd have to sell the company, and I'll sell the company over my dead body."

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"We know of no economies before our own that were regulated by markets.

The most recent discovery is that man's economy, as a rule, is submerged in his social relationships. He does not act so as to safeguard his individual interests in the posession of material goods, he acts so as to safeguard his social standing, his social claims, his social assets. He values material goods only in so far as they serve this end. Thus the economic system is run on non-economic motives. Economic motives spring from the context of social life." -- Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation



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