Posts related to Quotes
21 February 2017 - Desperate People
This cartoon says almost everything I said in a lengthy article. Brilliant! I just wish I knew who the artist is. Clearly an Australian.
14 July 2016 - Gathering Sun Rays
by Thomas Hobson “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning […]
12 July 2016 - How Do You Value Art?
How do you value art “objectively”? Part of the point is that it’s deeply personal. What needs to happen is for works to be appreciated authentically. You pay the money because you feel a genuine connection with the work: not because it costs a lot of money, not because it’s famous, not because lots of […]
17 June 2016 - America has an addiction to punishment.
And it’s failing us. by Matt Haney Whether in our schools or the justice system, our instinct has often been to punish first, ask questions later. It is time that we as individuals, as a community, and as country stop giving punishment a free pass. When I started as a School Board Member in San […]
01 June 2016 - The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism
by Joe Brewer I’ve been talking with a lot of my friends recently—in private where they felt comfortable letting their guard down—about the dirty little secret no one is supposed to talk about. The shame people feel when they can’t find a job… …or pay their bills. …or go to the dentist. …or that they […]
16 January 2016 - Philanthropy: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
by Gary Olson
Whenever I hear a powerful philanthropist piously proclaim, “I just wanted to give something back,” my first reaction is “Why not give it all back?” I say that because “giving back” is all about first taking away. Immense fortunes are derived from random luck, class background, tax avoidance schemes, off-shoring jobs, publically-funded research, inheritance, a […]
08 January 2016 - You Can’t Eat Money
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” ~Alanis Obomsawin, an Abenaki from the Odanak reserve, Canada
28 December 2015 - The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!
by Bill Moyers
The vast inequality they are creating is a death sentence for government by consent of the people. This is the fight of our lives and how it ends is up to us. Dear Readers: In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts […]
16 November 2015 - If You Are Serious About A Peaceful Future
Quote: Desmond Tutu
“He had many wounds.” She spoke with the precision of a coroner. “In the upper abdomen were five wounds. These wounds indicated that different weapons were used to stab him, or a group of people stabbed him.” Mrs Mhlawuli continued her harrowing testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She spoke about the disappearance and […]