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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations 183, 184

We cannot measure . . . national achievement by the gross national product. For the gross national product includes air pollution and advertising for cigarettes ... it does not allow for the health of our families, the quality of their education or the joy of their play ... neither for the justice in our courts, nor for the justice of our dealings with each other ... It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

From the point of view of the economy, the sale of weapons is indistinguishable from the sale of food. When a building collapses or a plane crashes, it’s rather inconvenient from the point of view of those inside, but it’s altogether convenient for the growth of the gross national product, which sometimes ought to be called the "gross criminal product."
Eduardo Galeano


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