Quotebag #51

“This frugal economy will be wishful thinking unless a way of encouraging it is created. The underlying issue is how gradual, smooth, and thus bearable, the transition will be. Will it encourage the cooperation that has always sustained cultural evolution, or will it foster the Darwinian hell of a survival of the most aggressive?”—Franco Iacomella

“There have been minor exceptions, such as the French ban on niqabs and burqas. Liberals have tried to turn this into a human rights issue, that we should have the right to wear whatever we want. First of all, this is an extremely disingenuous position for liberals to take, since they support a capitalist system which most definitely does not give people the right to wear whatever they want; if they were serious about such a position, they would be advocating a ban on corporate-imposed clothing and uniforms as well.”—François Tremblay

“Part of the problem is that capitalist economics have invented a fictional type of person, whose wants are limitless: someone who always wants more and more of everything and so whose needs could only satisfied if resources were limitless too. Needless to say, such an individual has never existed. In reality, our wants are not limitless — people have diverse tastes and we rarely want everything available nor do we want more of a thing than is necessary to satisfies our needs.”—Alan MacSimoin

“Honestly, all the ads front-loaded onto my new DVD were so absolutely captivating I didn’t even notice that I couldn’t fast forward through them anymore, I was just drinking in every second of sparkling advertizing content in a kind rapture spoiled only by a slow-growing dread that all too soon the commercials would end and I would be left with nothing to watch but the actual goddamn film I actually paid my goddamn money to watch in my goddamn home on my own goddamn time in the goddamn first place, goddamn it!”—Dale Carrico

“For information to be free, the coordinates of the information must be free.”—James Alexander Levy

“There is a difference between saving and making money when you’re unemployed. Once you’re already rich, saving money and making money is the same thing, but for people who are on the bottom or even in the middle classes, saving money doesn’t help you if you don’t have the money to save in the first place.”—Jaron Lanier

“The elimination of corporate tyranny is a prerequisite for solving all other social and economic anomalies which exist in this world.”—Randolph Greer

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One Response to Quotebag #51

  1. Poor Richard says:

    I found the answer to the survey question about limitless desires: “such an individual has never existed. In reality, our wants are not limitless — people have diverse tastes and we rarely want everything available nor do we want more of a thing than is necessary to satisfies our needs.”—Alan MacSimoin

    I was very equivocal about that question. On one hand you have the possibility of more than you can use and got no place to PUT any more…on the other hand you have compulsive-obsessive appetites, addictions, hoarders, limitless greed, etc.

    I’m glad I found the right answer.

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