Monthly Archives: September 2015

Happiness Is The Key To Success

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Dr. Albert Schweitzer, quoted from Robyn’s post, “You Are Enough”, 09/30/2015, on “The Daily Post” WordPress … Continue reading

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Dream of Things That Never Were

Some men see things as they are, and say why, I dream of things that never were, and say why not. Robert F. Kennedy, quoted in “Shoeless Joe” by W. P. Kinsella

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A Bore

A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. Oscar Wilde quoted from thatlitsite, found on ravenmorganleigh’s tumblr blog,09/29/2015

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If God Did Not Exist

If God did not exist, man would have to invent him. Voltaire, quoted in “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Good He Didn’t Do

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do. Voltaire, quoted in “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

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Unfair Free Market Competition

Free market competition works fine for those capable of competing. But children, the elderly, the mentally ill, the unemployed and other groups can’t effectively compete for their own prosperity. Robert Steinback, “Privatizing American Unity”, Miami Herald, March 2, 2005, quoted … Continue reading

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Private and Public Goods

Markets can only serve the allocation of resources among private needs. But there are public needs which require cooperation and markets are not designed to provide public goods. George Soros, quoted in “Take Back America Conference Reflects a Fired-Up, Unified … Continue reading

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Sold To The Highest Bidder

The project of corporate globalization has cracked the code. Free elections, a free press, and an independent judiciary mean little when the free market has reduced them to commodities on sale to the highest bidder. Arundhati Roy, Public Power in … Continue reading

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Democracy versus Free Markets

Given a choice between democracy without free markets or free markets without democracy, most conservatives would gladly choose the latter. Christopher Hayes, “Who’s Afraid of Democracy?”, In These Times, May 25, 2007, quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 81, edited … Continue reading

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Businesses Hurt Schools

Businesses criticize the job our schools are doing and then proceed to nail down every tax break they can get, further eroding the schools’ ability to do the job. Howard Metzenbaum, quoted in “Desperate for Dollars”, American School Boards Journal, … Continue reading

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