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The courage to be audacious

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Misik, R. (2017). The courage to be audacious. In Geiselberger, H. (ed) The Great Regression. Polity Press, pp. 117-129

(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

118

a new hermetic jargon sprang up

—p.118 by Robert Misik
notable
2 years, 6 months ago

a new hermetic jargon sprang up

—p.118 by Robert Misik
notable
2 years, 6 months ago
120

[...] Even if trade and deregulation may produce benefits for a nation 'in the aggregate', these benefits are unfairly distributed, which is why there are always winners and losers. And those who are not among the winners know full well after twenty-fie years that competition is increasing, social and financial stress is on the rise, and that the formulae contained in the Sunday sermons of the preachers of globalization are nothing but hot air.

—p.120 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago

[...] Even if trade and deregulation may produce benefits for a nation 'in the aggregate', these benefits are unfairly distributed, which is why there are always winners and losers. And those who are not among the winners know full well after twenty-fie years that competition is increasing, social and financial stress is on the rise, and that the formulae contained in the Sunday sermons of the preachers of globalization are nothing but hot air.

—p.120 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago
126

[...] it is by no means true that these sectors of the population are furious because the 'cultural left' is calling for a third toilet for transgender persons. They are furious because they have the feeling that such demands are getting lots of attention, while their own economic and social situation is not being given any attention at all.

—p.126 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago

[...] it is by no means true that these sectors of the population are furious because the 'cultural left' is calling for a third toilet for transgender persons. They are furious because they have the feeling that such demands are getting lots of attention, while their own economic and social situation is not being given any attention at all.

—p.126 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago
128

[...] the left was not established so as to have things easy but in order to bring about the impossible. It was created to improve the world and the condition of human beings in the teeth of adversity and apparent hopelessness, to fight for human rights and democracy and to flood the societies of the world with democracy.

—p.128 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago

[...] the left was not established so as to have things easy but in order to bring about the impossible. It was created to improve the world and the condition of human beings in the teeth of adversity and apparent hopelessness, to fight for human rights and democracy and to flood the societies of the world with democracy.

—p.128 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago
128

[...] Anyone who comes forward with the implicit promise 'Vote for us because we shall make sure that things will only get worse slowly!' may just as well hand over the keys of office to the leader of the nearest right-wing populist party. What we need, finally, is what Barack Obama has called 'the audacity of hope'.

funny cus that's what ultimately Obama ended up doing but I see his point

—p.128 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago

[...] Anyone who comes forward with the implicit promise 'Vote for us because we shall make sure that things will only get worse slowly!' may just as well hand over the keys of office to the leader of the nearest right-wing populist party. What we need, finally, is what Barack Obama has called 'the audacity of hope'.

funny cus that's what ultimately Obama ended up doing but I see his point

—p.128 by Robert Misik 2 years, 6 months ago