A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on work, slavery, inequality, workplace, emplyers, employees, and wage slavery

The world of employer and employee, like that of master and slave, debases both.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 26

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A Quote by unknown on poverty and inequality

Poverty is a great equalizer.


Source: Can't Remember

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A Quote by sunshiine on rich, law, poverty, and inequality

While rich men make the laws, there will always be poverty

Wendy Slee

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on poverty, wealthy, poor, wealth, united states, u s, goal, inequality, gap between rich and poor, and human rights

"A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back, Pages: 116

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on privatization, inequality, and noam chomsky

'Eliminating social programs has goals that go well beyond concentration of wealth and power. Social Security, public schools, and other such deviations from the ''right way'' that US military power is to impose on the world, as frankly declared, are based on evil doctrines, among them the pernicious belief that we should care, as a community, whether the disabled widow on the other side of town can make it through the day, or the child next door should have a chance for a decent future. These evil doctrines derive from the principle of sympathy that was taken to be the core of human nature by Adam Smith and David Hume, a principle that must be driven from the mind. Privatization has other benefits. If working people depend on the stock market for their pensions, health care, and other means of survival, they have a stake in undermining their own interests: opposing wage increases, health and safety regulations, and other measures that might cut into profits that flow to the benefactors on whom they must rely, in a manner reminiscent of feudalism...'

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)


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A Quote by Morris Berman on inequality, technology, future, market economy, and united states

...there are two (inter alia) two ways of ruining a society - namely, letting the market "be the sole director of the fate of human beings," and allowing technology  to permeate every aspect of our lives.  In the United States, both of these developments have converged, creating a huge chasm between rich and poor and pushing us over the edge into a kind of antisociety...  While these developments have been widely hailed as the dawn of a golden age, the likelihood is that they actually amount to a death knell, the beginning of the end of the American empire.

Morris Berman

Source: Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire, Pages: 50..51

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on destruction and inequality

Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Lestor Maddox on discrimination, freedom, greatness, inequality, and opportunity

Part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.

Lestor Maddox (1915 -)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on inequality

Inequality is the cause of all local movements.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Felix E. Schelling on education, genius, individuality, inequality, mediocrity, progress, success, superiority, talent, and world

True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world

Felix E. Schelling

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