Quote by Margaret Drabble
I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive. Those who can dig in their garden will have a better chance than the rest. I'll be all right; I've got a few veg.
This quote suggests the speaker's belief in the imminent demise of capitalism and the anticipated shift towards a new era in human history. They predict that a catastrophic event or failure within the financial system, particularly the banking industry, will result in a complete collapse of the capitalist framework. In this envisioned post-collapse world, the speaker suggests that traditional forms of currency will lose their value, leading to a return to bartering as a means of survival. The speaker humorously asserts their preparedness and relative security by mentioning their ability to grow vegetables in their garden.
We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.