Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quotable: Time is the True Currency

"Time: that is the key. Forget dollars, cowrie shells or gold. The true measure of something's worth is the hours it takes to acquire it."

- Matt Ridley, in The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

 This quote is from a section of the book in which he discusses how much more an hour's worth of work buys the average worker now than in pre-industrial times.

(I've written about the book before, in the context of my musings about the different types of success.)

1 comment:

  1. Unless, of course, as the old Greg Brown song goes, "Time ain't money when all you got is time." I used to feel that way, but then of course I got a full time job and had a baby. :)

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