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Quotes

These are some of the thoughtful quotes that were published in the right panel on this site, underneath the site's menu. They're much more than someone's convenient, good-sounding cliches - they provide profound comments on various subjects. As such, they're 'food for thought'. We give you another opportunity to thoughfully reflect on these valuable and insightful quotes, from famous and not so famous sovereign individuals.

BIG GOVERNMENT

"In a small government, citizens can run the show. They know what is going on, and have a say in what happens next.

In a global Deep State Empire, on the other hand, citizens play largely symbolic roles. They vote, but their votes don’t really matter.

They voice their opinions, but no one really cares what they think."

- Bill Bonner, Bill Bonner's Diary

 

TECHNOLOGY AND WISDOM

"Technology is advancing at warp speed while moral wisdom is sinking into a swamp. That unfortunate combination makes me wonder if the coming singularity might end up being an extinction-level event."

- John Hunt, MD - in an interview at Casey Daily Dispatch

 

EDUCATION

"Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality."

Thomas Sowell -
Currently Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, at Stanford University, Thomas Sowell is an American libertarian economist and political commentator.

 

USE OF COERCION

F.A. Hayek
Frederick August von Hayek
"If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion."

Friedrich August von Hayek -
F.A. Hayek was born on 8. May 1889 and died in 1992. One of the greatest economists of the 20th century and most important libertarians. Nobel Prize winner in 1974.

 

MONEY AND WEALTH RELATIONSHIPS

Gold is the currency of kings,
silver is the money of gentlemen,
barter is the money of peasants,
but debt is the money of slaves.

Norm Franz - Money and Wealth in the New Millennium

 

MONEY

"Money is not an invention of the State. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the State."

Carl Menger - the founder of the Austrian school of economics

 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

Noam Chomsky - an American social critic, cognitive scientist and philosopher


FAKE NEWS

In his 1972 book, Steps to an Ecology of Mind, anthropologist Gregory Bateson coined the phrase “a difference that makes a difference”…

Real news is reporting on a difference that makes a difference. Everything else is fake news, designed to consume your attention and rob you of your thought.

Dan Denning, Bill Bonner's Diary