“Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.” – Vandana Shiva, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis
“Any intelligent fool can invent further complications, but it takes a genius to retain, or recapture, simplicity.”- Ernst F. Schumacher
“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson
“In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.” – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
The following is a chapter from Money, Sex, Power & Faith. Order your copy in paperback or for Kindle! “The owners of this country know the truth… it’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it!” – George Carlin In 1931, historian James Truslow Adams popularized …
“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.” – Gloria Steinem
“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.” – John Kenneth Galbraith
Although the Roman Empire considered this Jesus figure to be more pesky than prophetic at the time, they reportedly crucified him for claiming he was a king before adopting the religion loosely based on his teachings 3 centuries later.
Just as China was braced for the leather dollar and the often delirious and deleterious effects that money can have on people by the introduction of Buddhism, an argument might be made that Christ’s monumental appearance, and it’s subsequent splitting of what we know as time, may have been some sort of cosmic answer to the ramifications of the Roman Empire’s new economic innovations.
“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” – Napoleon Bonaparte