By means of the banking system the distribution of capital as a special business, a social function, is taken out of the hands of the private capitalists and usurers. But at the same time, banking and credit thus become the most potent means of driving capitalist production beyond its own limits, and one of the most effective vehicles of crises and swindle.
Bartley : Why dost laugh, Frank? Ilford . To see that we and usurers live by the fall of young heirs, as swine by the dropping of acorns.