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The Difference Between Money and Power

The Difference Between Money and Power

February 27, 2013

👋 Hello reader, this blog post has aged 7 years since I originally wrote it in 2013. That's about 49 internet years you know, so it's probably quite stale by now and may not reflect my current thinking. I am happy to keep it here for archival purposes, but please reach out to me if something feels off or if you're relying on it for any serious purpose.

Thanks,
Patrick


Such a waste of talent. He chose money over power, in this town a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after ten years, power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I can not respect someone who does not see the difference

—Senator Francis Underwood, from Netflix's House of Cards.

The first season of House of Cards has ended for me. I tore through the thirteen episode season in about a week after having recently cancelled my cable. I miss watching House of Cards, I do not miss having cable television.