Jeff Sachs has the Millennium Villages. He spends $2.5 million in one village. It’s an absolutely ridiculous model, because I’ve said that if you gave me $2.5 million, I can train 100 grandmothers, solar electrify 100 villages – 10,000 houses – and save you 100,000 litres of kerosene.
What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society, and a different conception of the function of the knowledge that can be produced by society and acquired from it.
Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana… We’re trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana.
The only model to follow is pure Islam.
The modern tradition is the tradition of revolt. The French Revolution is still our model today: history is violent change, and this change goes by the name of progress. I do not know whether these notions really apply to art.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
I was too much of a victim of the model I created. I tried Change to Win and helping Obama, and then I just ran out of Andy Stern ideas.
I think really what needs to happen is the people of the United States need to stand up and say, ‘Oil is an energy model from the past. It doesn’t work for the planet, it doesn’t work for the people, it never has and it never will.’
When, as an undergraduate, I began experiments on these slime molds in 1940, only one other person, Kenneth Raper, was working on them at that time. In fact, he discovered the model species Dictyostelium discoideum, which is the species used in the majority of the experimental work today.
The role model approach to social change is no substitute for challenging unjust employment practices, educational policies and housing.