Britain is a textbook case of how growing inequality leads to economic crisis. The years before the crash were marked by a sharp rise in remortgaging and the growth of 0 percent balance transfer credit cards. By 2008 the UK had the highest ratio of household debt to GDP of any major economy.
What the government wants is something they never had before. They want total awareness. The question is, is that something we should be allowing?
Before the sacred, people lost all sense of power and all confidence; they occupy a powerless and humble attitude toward it. And yet no thing is sacred of itself, but by declaring it sacred, by my declaration, my judgment, my bending the knee; in short, by my – conscience.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.
We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
For me, Barack Obama’s election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before.