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    Is having power more important than being rich for some? Just wondering about this because in the US version of the house of cards Francis Underwood says to Xander Feng "Add up all your billions together and you get the GDP of Slovakia. I have the Federal Government of the United States of America. You money doesn't intimidate me. The most that you can buy is influence. But I wield Constitutional authority." He also says "He chose money over power - in this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries." Is the character just saying this because he is a politician or is he right? I thought the lobbyists and the wealthy people that fund campaigns are the ones with real power, or so they would lead you to believe?


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    It is reasonable, I mean every aspect of society derives from the authority of the constitution. If you have the ability to pull the strings as the logic follows, you are in a position to limit and create money.
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    To answer that question simply pick between being PM or winning the lottery.

    That being said in the real world, money to a large degree gives you power. And for most, power is freedom.

    (freedom in this sense being freedom from the law)
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    They can both come together.
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    I prefer money.

    With power comes responsibility and I don't like responsibility.

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    Prefer money, less hassle
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    Depends on what kind of political system you're manoeuvring in. There's no real rule of thumb for this, it all applies to the situation - well that's what I think / believe
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    I'd rather power. With power comes a hell of a lot of money, and near untouchable status.

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    (Original post by hsv)
    Is having power more important than being rich for some? Just wondering about this because in the US version of the house of cards Francis Underwood says to Xander Feng "Add up all your billions together and you get the GDP of Slovakia. I have the Federal Government of the United States of America. You money doesn't intimidate me. The most that you can buy is influence. But I wield Constitutional authority." He also says "He chose money over power - in this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries." Is the character just saying this because he is a politician or is he right? I thought the lobbyists and the wealthy people that fund campaigns are the ones with real power, or so they would lead you to believe?

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    Honestly, they're both important. One can influence the other. Money can buy power, and power can let you acculumate money.
 
 
 
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