Business Owner & CEO
A few quotes:
"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider."
-- Francis Bacon, Sr.
"Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be."
--------------- St. Augustine
"And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed."
--------- John Steinbeck – Grapes of Wrath
"Seven Blunders of the World"
1. Wealth without work
2. Pleasure without conscience
3. Knowledge without character
4. Commerce without morality
5. Science without humanity
6. Worship without sacrifice
7. Politics without principle
"Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; the real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the insurance companies who deny us health care when it's profitable, the banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundreds/thousands of miles away. They are right here in front of us."
A civil society cannot be bound by the whims of the financial elite, anymore than it could be bound by the whims of a monarch.
Corporations Are Not Sovereign Entities
"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."
------Edward Dowling, Editor and Priest, Chicago Daily News, 28jul41