The simple model of a bridge is great, and you could not build a bridge without understanding it well. But if you’re actually building the bridge, you need to know the site. A lot of economics is like that: When prices go up, demand is gonna go down. You can’t forget that and run your economy. But it’s not the only thing you need to know.
Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.
Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I’m having dinner with.
It’s mainly a few elite women who benefit greatly from standing with the forces that keep women down.
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year, or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations, and try to boil them down to their core, the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate.
Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante’s scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.