Beggar Thy Neighbor

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Bretton Woods System - Origins - Great Depression
... The so called "beggar thy neighbor" policies that emerged as the crisis continued saw some trading nations using currency devaluations in an attempt to increase their ... stagnation best summed up in the phrase 'beggar thy neighbor , decisively conditioned notions of a better global trade and investment system "next ... of a new unified post war system at Bretton Woods, the watch words became "no more beggar thy neighbor." Preventing a repetition of this process of competitive devaluations became job ...

Famous quotes containing the words neighbor, beggar and/or thy:

    The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Christ, some of the other great Jewish teachers, Buddha, all preached it. Their followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and labor, what is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that this teaching is one of our first obligations.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    “And get a comfortable wife and house
    To rid me of the devil in my shoes,”
    Beggar to beggar cried, being frenzy-struck,
    “And the worse devil that is between my thighs.”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    O the cunning wiles that creep
    In thy little heart asleep!
    When thy little heart doth wake,
    Then the dreadful night shall break.
    William Blake (1757–1827)