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Born: 1947-06-19
Profession: Author
Nation: Canadian
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If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state.

Tags: After, Democracy, Free

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.

Tags: Doubt, Job, Rude

Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.

Tags: God, Hell, Society

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.

Tags: Freedom, Nature, Society

Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death.

Tags: Death, Exceptions, Statement

Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.

Tags: Money, Real, Value

Either God is alive, in which case he'll deal with us as he sees fit. Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive, it being unlikely that he died of old age.

Tags: Age, God, Old

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise.

Tags: Born, Child, Promise

A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.

Tags: Big, Communion, Mac

Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.

Tags: Blame

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy.

Tags: Economy, Fighting, Useful

Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.

Tags: Opinion, Order, Truth

Everyone has an equal right to inequality.

Tags: Equal, Everyone, Inequality

Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.

Tags: Freedom, Occupied, Space

Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors.

Tags: Forward, God, Said

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.

Tags: Anarchy, Metaphor, Naive

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.

Tags: Balance, Democracy, Secret