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  “Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms “If you owe ten pounds to the Bank of England, you get thrown in jail, … Continue reading work in progress (xxi)

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“If only we were all better educated. If then, higher education would at last be a journey for skill and knowledge rather than for power and status.” ― Criss Jami, Healology To regard the economy as an end or as the measure of success is merely to reduce students, teachers, researchers, and all they know … Continue reading work in progress (xx)

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“Corrupt and incompetent police officers have a long history of being protected by their colleagues, police internal affairs and the government.” ― Steven Magee “Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.” ― Benjamin Spock“In this world . . . … Continue reading work in progress(xviv)

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“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln “In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there … Continue reading work in progress(xviii)

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  The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.-Ralph Waldo Emerson  "The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing … Continue reading work in progress(xvii)

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    “The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” ― Robert A. Heinlein “There is a difference between needy and helpless. While doling out free benefits to the needy is condemnable, the helpless must be assisted to get their lives back on … Continue reading work in progress(xvi)

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Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob. Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright. The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise. Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator. “Important decisions that will affect a nation’s fate or humanity’s fate cannot be left to the referendums! … Continue reading work in progress xiv

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“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: - I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. … Continue reading work in progress(xiii)

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  “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry … Continue reading work in progress (xii)

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  “Oil creates the illusion of a completely changed life, life without work, life for free. Oil is a resource that anaesthetises thought, blurs vision, corrupts.” ― Ryszard Kapuściński, Shah of Shahs our oil industry is work in progress there is nothing we can do if we are endowed but it’s now a curse can … Continue reading work in progress (xi)