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PART. 1 SYDNEY. FEBRUARY 1894.
IF “open confession is good for the soul”; so is searchlight criticism good for all Credit Corporations. No Company that is solvent and honestly conducted has any need to fear the Censor’s probe. It is the want of fearless and disinterested criticism that permits Fraud and Corruption to honeycomb every department of Trade and Commerce and Exchange.
Mushroom Banks, Loan Agencies, Building and Insurance Companies are allowed, for want of a little plain speaking, to develop into bottomless traps for the savings of the unwary. It is not necessary here to enumerate instances.
Every other man one meets has been robbed more or less. Mortgage and Discount Banks have weltered in a shameless system of organized simulation. The mirage of unearned increments has been chased to “the death” and now in days of adversity nothing is faced out and probed to the bottom. Rotten firms, past all redemption, are being bolstered up by rottener Banks and the aftermath is and must be utterly destructive of all Confidence. The culture of deception is applauded and glorified and consequently faith and integrity have become bywords to jeer at.
Every one knows in his heart that the ultimate and of all such make-believe and swindling must prove disastrous. As we write a financial reign of terror exists in the city and the markets are gorged with masses of securities that represent only imaginary values—the paper products of the ingenuity of liars and of thieves. If ever Australia is to become the Mighty Matrix of Stalwart Prosperous Millions, the poisonous jungle of political and financial fraud must be remorselessly chopped down, cleared and burnt up. In no other way can healthy development come. We must plow if we would sow—and reap.
Banking and Politics are practically inseperable, especially in Australia whose civilization is altogether founded on foreign Debt. However the politics of the Investors Review shall be entirely unconventional—probably of a sort that wont be over palatable to the rival Rings of Ravenous Ruffians who dominate our Parliaments and sell us all with a smile—or with war cries and shibboleths concocted in darkness and specially designed to deceive.
Nevertheless it is not intended to overstep the narrow bounds set up by Convict-built Libel Laws. (Generally speaking Truthtelling does not pay, but “pay or no pay”—the work must somehow be accomplished.). With these few preliminary remarks The Australian Investors Review is launched. Men with money & men without would do well to read it.
"AUSTRALIAN INVESTORS REVIEW" By Arthur Desmond - PART. 1 FEBRUARY 1894.
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