Jack Saturday

Monday, July 25, 2016

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1485-1487

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

Even the busy bees and ants of Aesopian fame dedicate only about 20 percent of the day to doing chores like gathering nectar or tidying up the nest. Otherwise, the insects stay still. "They seem to have run out of work to do," said Dr. Gene E. Robinson, an entomologist at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. "They really do look lazy."
Busy as a Bee? Then Who's Doing the Work? 
by Natalie Angier, NYT 30 July 1991

Interest rates are negative. Better than free borrowing is what that means. Why? Because the ultra rich have so much there’s nowhere good left to put it. Just to shove it in the bank. Hence, they’ll pay for the privilege of lending it. Supply and demand.

Leaders should be crying “hallelujah!”, taking this money, and giving it in great gobs to the young, the middle, the poor. Investing in all the public goods they’ve left in ruins, healthcare, education, transport, etc.

Why? Because average people are getting effectively poorer. Their lives are beginning to really collapse. And they’re turning now to strongmen and demagogues to rescue them.

Society is beginning to turn on itself because money is not flowing. It’s not doing anything just sitting there, right? That’s why the economy is stuck, stagnant, broken. It’s like a dammed river gone stagnant and murky.

They should be showering people with money. Nothing could be more obvious. But leaders across the world aren’t doing that. Not a single one.
umair haque
[emphasis JS]


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