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William Greider Quotes

26 William Greider quotes:

"A recent survey in Wisconsin found that only 6 percent of citizens believe their elected representatives serve the public interest."
"Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100."
"Conceivably, we could be witnessing the start of a break from the era of US-led globalization in which Washington preached unfettered trade to the rest of the world."
"If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder."
"In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years and most working people died still on the job."
"The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes."
"The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned."
"The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations."
"The US financial position is rapidly deteriorating, due mainly to America's persistent and growing trade deficit. US ambitions to run the world, in other words, are heavily mortgaged. Like any debtor who borrows more year after year with no plausible way to reverse the trend, a nation sinking deeper into debt enters into an adverse power relationship with its creditors -- greater and greater dependency."
Author: Greider Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as "free trade."
Author: Greider Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"The juggernaut -- the best and biggest military force in the world -- lumbers on, doing what it knows how to do best. It is unwilling to rethink its future, unable to let go of the past. Like the shark, it must keep feeding, only now it is feeding on itself."
Author: Greider Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another."
"Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own."
"As the world's finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed."
"Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others."
"Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession."
"If we have wealth, it will be protected from inflation and possibly even enhanced in value."
"In this country you can say aloud or publish just about anything you like."
"Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington."
"Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe in the possibilities for genuine democracy."

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