• When you come to analyze the love of money which was the general impulse to effort in your day, you find that the dread of want and desire of luxury was but one of several motives which the pursuit of money represented; the others, and with many the more influential, being desire of power, of social position, and reputation for ability and success.

    Edward Bellamy (2016). “Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887: American literature”, p.47, VM eBooks