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Brian Cady:

Those before us brilliantly used energy and technology to eliminate labor, with industrialism, when our world was full of energy resources and almost empty of workers. But now the world is filling with pollution, full of us seven billion workers, and emptying of resources. We can all do better by shifting from being productive in Read more…

Brian Cady: Energy or Jobs?

"…The basic nature of the painful transition involves a necessary shift from economies based on maximizing labor productivity (and thereby continually increasing the capital and energy intensity of their industrial production), which heretofore has been based on non-renewable energy, to economies that must now conserve capital, energy and materials and more fully employ their human Read more…

Ariosto Salomon:

We should not be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.

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Sarah Owens:

All concerned should put down the smelling salts, stick the fainting couch back in the closet and deal with reality.

Ariosto Salomon:

Remember that the media have two basic functions. One is to indoctrinate the elites, to make sure they have the right ideas and know how to serve power. In fact, typically the elites are the most indoctrinated segment of a society, because they are the ones who are exposed to the most propaganda and actually Read more…

Ariosto Salomon:

"The world does not reward honesty and independence, it rewards obedience and service. It's a world of concentrated power, and those who have power are not going to reward those who question that power." "The basic principle, rarely violated, is that what conflicts with the requirements of power and privilege does not exist."

Brian Cady:

"Fritz gave me courage in my efforts to call economists to account. I used to merely say that economics was getting in the way of citizen's talking ot each other about what is valuable under drastically change dcircumstances. After knowing Fritz, I have had the courage to say that economics is a form of brain Read more…

Ariosto Salomon:

… when you come back from the Third World to the West – the U.S. in particular – you are struck by the narrowing of thought and understanding, the limited nature of legitimate discussion, the separation of people from each other. It's startling how stultifying it feels, since our opportunities are so vastly greater here.

Ariosto Salomon:

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system Read more…

Ariosto Salomon:

  Both prisons and inner-city schools target a kind of superfluous population that there's no point educating because there's nothing for them to do. Because we're a civilized people, we put them in prison, rather than sending death squads out to murder them.

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