Tag Archives: Capitalism

People

“Corporations are not people.  People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance.  They live, they love, and they die.  And that matters.  That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.”  ~Sen. Elizabeth Warren (via) I would argue that we’ve morphed …

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Class and Warfare

When the Second World War broke out, the British government commissioned W. Somerset Maugham  (who was then living in France) to interview military officials, politicians, and the general public to asses their moral and abilities. France fell much quicker than anyone expected, and Maugham was on one of the last boats out.  When he got …

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Share

“Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Bees

“Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice. And that is part of the problem – because most of what comes to us from nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it.”  ~Pavan Sukhdev, author of …

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Joe

One of Dick Clark’s dirty little secrets was that if you wanted to be on American Bandstand, you’d had to sign away half of your music rights to him.  Half. You couldn’t go to a competitor.  There wasn’t one.  He was the only game in town, and if you were a young musician who wanted …

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Overflow

“The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefiting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger – nothing ever comes out for the poor.”  ~Pope Francis (source)  

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Second Verse, Same as the First

From CBS News: Roughly half of all U.S. families have no money set aside for retirement, Federal Reserve data show. Not a cent. But even that alarming savings deficit doesn’t fully capture the emerging socioeconomic crisis facing what is, after all, a rapidly graying nation. That’s because even Americans who work diligently to prepare for …

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Cat and Girl is a long-running webcomic by Dorothy Gambrell which you can find HERE.  

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