"You wish to know why I abhor Christ?" Orozco shot back. "It is because he gives riches to worthless men and common folk, while He afflicts me, a gentleman whose obligations are heavy, with poverty....Is there anyone in this city who has worked as hard as I and yet acquired nothing, and when I am witness to the fact that with less effort than my own, in less time and more easily, many have succeeded in laying hands on thousands?" Orozco's despair was not just in finding himself poor, but in discovering that effort, honest intentions, and gentlemanly status had nothing to do with success in a commercial economy. Money did not end up in the hands of those who deserved it.....

— Nobleman Fulgencio Orozco arrived in gold mining town Potosi in 1610  

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