January 28, 2013

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June 12, 2012

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May 14, 2012
Paul Krugman, not my favourite Nobel laureate by any measure, but very succinct observation here.
"The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for, but you need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren’t looking for."

Paul Krugman, not my favourite Nobel laureate by any measure, but very succinct observation here.

"The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for, but you need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren’t looking for."

April 28, 2012
"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living.
We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors.
The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

- Buckminster Fuller: architect, inventor, systems theorist, futurist.

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"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living.

We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors.

The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

- Buckminster Fuller: architect, inventor, systems theorist, futurist.

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August 6, 2010
"To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness."

— Émile Durkheim, in Suicide 

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July 18, 2010
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."

— Plato

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April 19, 2010
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

— George Bernard Shaw

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