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Timeless Value. This Values Bank is a meaningful byproduct of the research and development that we have invested into our Gini books, articles, monetary and project governance policies. These timeless principles transcend the toxic, short-sighted and partisan economic and political ideologies that are destroying economic and political systems around the world today.

Currencies of Truth, Liberty and Justice. This Values Bank contains the kind of value that cannot be quantified in a monetary currency, but it’s the currency that fuels the birth and economic rise of nations. Conversely, a lack of these values guarantees the economic fall and collapse of nations. These values represent the principles that guided the Founders of America and many other great political and business leaders and philosophers around the world throughout human history.

Unifying Value. These values are not liberal or conservative values; they are not Republican or Democratic values; and they are not only American values—they are universal, nonpartisan human values that nurture the development of human prosperity, meaningful human relationships, robust human-focused economies, functional human governments, and fulfilling lives for humans of all races who integrate these principles into their daily lives and organizational cultures.

Purposeful Value. These values and the principles in our books are intended to authentically unite liberals and conservatives, the rich and the poor, and everybody in between, to confront a common adversary: broken fiat and crypto monetary systems that perpetuate Broken Capitalism, which is creating the conditions for another Great Depression and another world war. With those principles in mind, we hope you enjoy the Gini Values Bank.

None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

We hold it a prime duty of the people to free our government from the control of money. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1912

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. – Frederic Bastiat

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin

Value is not in things. It is within us; it is the way in which man reacts to the conditions of his environment. – Ludwig von Mises

Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice. – Arcesilaus

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. – Edmund Burke

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. – Edward Abbey

The real truth . . . is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

All money is a matter of belief. – Adam Smith

As the twenty-first century gets underway, the imbalance of wealth and democracy in the United States is unsustainable. . . . Either democracy must be renewed, with politics brought back to life, or wealth is likely to cement a new and less democratic regime—plutocracy by some other name. – Kevin Phillips, author of Wealth and Democracy

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. – Aristotle

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. – Chester Bowles

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. – Abraham Lincoln

The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. – Cicero

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them. – J. William Fulbright

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. – Thomas Jefferson

Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat. – Sri da Avabhas

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy. – Roger Nash Baldwin

Anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy. – Irish Blessing

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. – William Edgar Borah

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow. – Elias Boudinot

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. – Nadia Boulanger

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. – Louis Dembitz Brandeis

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. – Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. – Henry Peter Brougham

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. – William Ellery Channing

Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, ‘trust me,’ they’re actually being very un-American. – David Duchovny

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. – Harry S. Truman

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. – Gerald R. Ford

Inflation is taxation without legislation. – Milton Friedman

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. – James Madison

The basis of a democratic state is liberty. – Aristotle

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. – Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. – Aristotle

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. – Aristotle

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. – Aristotle

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. – David Brin

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. – William Hazlitt

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. – Hannah Arendt

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. – John F. Kennedy

To perceive is to suffer. – Aristotle

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. – Thomas Merton

The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge. – Erich Fromm

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe. – H.G. Wells

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. – William Feather

All men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law. – Charles de Montesquieu

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. – Publilius Syrus

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. – Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein

The More Corrupt the Republic, the More Numerous the Laws. – Ancient Historian, Tacitus.

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. – Benjamin Disraeli

A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey. – Chaim Weizmann

What power has law where only money rules. – Gaius Petronius

Justice is truth in action. – Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance. – Benjamin Disraeli

At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. – Benjamin Disraeli

A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. – Benjamin Disraeli

I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. – Benjamin Disraeli

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. – Albert Einstein

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. – Albert Einstein

There is hardly a political question in the United States which doesn’t sooner or later turn into a judicial one. – Alexis De Tocqueville

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. – Ambrose Bierce

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. – Charles De Gaulle

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important. – Eugene McCarthy

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. – Ernest Benn

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. – H. L. Mencken

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. – Henry Cate VII

The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’. – Larry Hardiman

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate. – Mark B. Cohen (Note: This is a subtle but profound statement, which means: It doesn’t matter who wins an election because the distorted incentives within the existing toxic political culture in the federal government undermine the good intentions and behavior of all political candidates the moment they realize their re-election campaigns depend on special interest money. This alienates voters and causes them to become apathetic, which is deadly to Democracy. My books describe how to design a nonpartisan political platform that is designed to re-connect voters to a substantive Democratic process.)

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. – Paul Valery

We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts. – John Dewey

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. – Matthew Arnold

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no qualification for government but virtue and wisdom, actual or presumptive. […] Everything ought to be open, but not indifferently, to every man. No rotation; no appointment by lot; no mode of election operating in the spirit of sortition or rotation can be generally good in a government conversant in extensive objects. Because they have no tendency, direct or indirect, to select the man with a view to the duty or to accommodate the one to the other. – Edmund Burke

The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. – Sun Tzu

Resolution is not always based on who has the most force or supporters on hand but perhaps on who can be shamed into taking no action against those they oppose – this as per the view of Gandhi. – Open Politics Wiki

There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. – Ludwig von Mises

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away. – Ellen Glasgow

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. – George Bernard Shaw

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back. – Lee Iacocca

Diapers and politicians should be changed often. Both for the same reason. – Unknown

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. – Alan Greenspan

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. – John Rawls

As long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion. – Alan Greenspan

The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever-expanding federal government creates ever-increasing opportunities for abuse. The more the federal government does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interests at the expense of the common interest. – Jack Abramoff, the most (in)famous lobbyist

We’ve blown past the ethical standards, we now play on the edge of the legal standards. – Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense, former U.S. Senator

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B. F. Skinner

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. – Albert Einstein

Men have become the tools of their tools. – Henry David Thoreau

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. – Aldous Huxley

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. – Democritus

. . . to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. – Theodore Roosevelt

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. – Sir Francis Bacon

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’ – Lao Tzu

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. – Max de Pree

A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under. – Sam Houston

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. – John Lennon

I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. – Nelson Mandela

The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued. – Ken Robinson

Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. – Mary Kay Ash

The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability… When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins. – Howard Schultz

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. – Eric Hoffer

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. – Simon Sinek

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide. – Antony Jay

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. – Desmond Tutu

I never could be a partisan leader – a man of one idea. – Joshua Chamberlain

If I can be a leader, I will. – Lady Gaga

I think almost every political leader is always told that the next speech they make is the most crucial one. – Iain Duncan Smith

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart

A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill

Deserve your dream. – Octavio Paz

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. – Maya Angelou

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. – Charles Morgan

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. – Edmund Burke

The more laws, the less justice. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice delayed is justice denied. – William E. Gladstone

My great objection to the Constitution [is] that there is no true responsibility; and that the preservation of our liberty depends on the single chance of men being virtuous enough to make laws to punish themselves. – Patrick Henry

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.  – Albert Eisenstein

Peaceful communities cannot exist without sustainable and equitable economies. — Ferris Eanfar

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. — Immanuel Kant

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.  —Carl Sagan

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. — John Stuart Mill

It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don't feel like you have it in you, it's in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you. — Teyonah Parris

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. — Margaret J. Wheatley

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