When I was young, I wrote everything, and I thought I would be an all around writer, that I would write everything.
I think the market is always going to be around. The goal is not to say, let’s get rid of the market, because the market does render a huge number of services, and I don’t want to have a fight about the price of something every time I buy a book or a bottle of water.
Manufacturing and other unskilled professions that were union jobs, that allowed people to live a middle-class life, are disappearing both because unions are disappearing and because of the global nature of the economy.
American workers won’t be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction.
There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don’t think I can imitate it, but there’s a density to it that I think I’m always trying to push towards in English.
Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.
The union movement has been the best middle class job creating program that America has ever had, and it doesn’t cost the government a dime.
We participate in the creation of the world by decreating ourselves.
The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.