economy

A Quote by Van Jones on economy, environmentalism, community, planet, people, and recycling

The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Van Jones on change, economy, green, environment, affluence, democracy, and laws

To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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A Quote by Van Jones on green, environment, economy, machines, and work

A green economy begins to replace some of the clunking and chugging of ugly machines with the wise effort of beautiful, skilled people. That means more jobs.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Banksy on capitalism, corporations, business, freedom, and economy

You owe the companies nothing. You especially don't owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission; don't even start asking for theirs.

Banksy

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Abram on technology, civilization, earth, humanity, economy, ecology, and diversity

We align ourselves not with the ever-expanding human monoculture, nor with the abstract vision of a global economy, but with the far more sustainable prospect of a regionally diverse and interdependent web of largely self-sufficient communities – a multiplicity of technologically sophisticated, vernacular cultures tuned to the structure and pulse of particular places. We know well that if humankind is to flourish without destroying the living world that sustains us, then we must grow out of our adolescent aspiration to encompass and control all that is. Sooner or later, we know, our technological ambition will begin to scale itself down, allowing itself to be oriented by the distinct needs of specific bioregions. Sooner or later, that is, technological civilization will accept the invitation of gravity and settle back into the land, its political and economic structures diversifying into the varied contours and rhythms of a more-than-human earth.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 272

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Wendell Berry on values, waste, usefulness, nothing, exist, country, natural resources, metamorphosis, bounty, land, junk, garbage, silt, poison, economy, farm, home, loyalty, devotion, humans, unborn, disinvestment, unemployed, homeland, sour

But when nothing is valued for what it is, everything is destined to be wasted. Once the values of things refer only to their future usefulness, then an infinite withdrawal of value from the living present has begun. Nothing (and nobody) can then exist that is not theoretically replaceable by something (or somebody) more valuable. The country that we (or some of us) had thought to make our home becomes instead 'a nation rich in natural resources'; the good bounty of the land begins its mechanical metamorphosis into junk, garbage, silt, poison, and other forms of 'waste.' "The inevitable result of such an economy is that no farm or any other usable property can safely be regarded by anyone as a home, no home is ultimately worthy of our loyalty, nothing is ultimately worth doing, and no place or task or person is worth a lifetime's devotion. 'Waste,' in such an economy, must eventually include several categories of humans--the unborn, the old, 'disinvested' farmers, the unemployed, the 'unemployable.' Indeed, once our homeland, our source, is regarded as a resource, we are all sliding downward toward the ashheap or the dump.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: Home Economics, 1995

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A Quote by Mr. on recession, depression, economic downturn, economy, and act of god

 



     Regarding the economic downturn in the U.S. our government played a part by establishing a tone of existing on credit and borrowing against our collective futures.  Our lending institutions played a part. Coming up with loan products like 40 year interest only loans so people could afford to get into houses that were overpriced to begin with. We did it to ourselves by over consuming and focusing on buying things to make us feel good about ourselves. 

    This recession / depression will be corrected over time but this is a good time for us all to re-examine our priorities and values. It's time to think about buying only what we can afford and to save money for a rainy day. Remember what I said about suffering...the suffering is repeated until the lesson is learned. President carter tried to teach America this lesson in the 1970's when he allowed credit card companies to raise interest rates to discourage people from living on credit. We didn't learn the lesson then. Will we learn it now?  

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Ben Bernanke on entrepreneur, success, growth, and economy

Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow.

Ben Bernanke

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A Quote by Kevin Kelly on web, free, and economy

As Stewart Brand says, the main event of the emerging World Wide Web is its current absence of a business model in the midst of astounding abundance. The gift economy is one way players in the net rehearse for a life of following the free and anticipating the cheap. This is also a way for entirely new business models to shake out. Furthermore the protocommercial stage is a way for innovation to fast-forward into hyperdrive. Temporarily unhinged from the constraints of having to make a profit by next quarter, the greater network can explore a universe of never-before-tried ideas. Some ideas will even survive the transplantation to a working business.

Kevin Kelly

Source: New Rules for the New Economy, Pages: Chapter 4

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kevin Kelly on information, free, technology, and economy

Talk of generosity, of information that wants to be free, and of virtual communities is often dismissed by businesspeople as youthful new age idealism. It may be idealistic but it is also the only sane way to launch a commercial economy in the emerging space.

Kevin Kelly

Source: New Rules for the New Economy: http://www.kk.org/newrules/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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