Nobel Laureate in Economics
There are certainly legitimate arguments against spending-based fiscal stimulus. You can worry about the burden of debt; you can argue that the government will spend money so badly that the jobs created are not worth having; and I’m sure there are other arguments worth taking seriously. What’s been disturbing, however, is the parade of first-rate economists making totally non-serious arguments against fiscal expansion. ...
Linguistics & Philosophy Professor
I don't understand how people can talk about "free trade" with a straight face. ... There is so much deception in the way the issues are formulated that it's impossible to proceed, without unraveling an intricate web of doctrinal mythology. ...talk of capital conceals [that] we are speaking of owners of capital, who are vastly unequal in power, naturally. In the real world, free movement of capital entails radical restriction of democracy, for obvious reasons that have long been well understood.
In turn, free market capitalism in the form of free trade, uses debt to imprison the world and manipulate countries into subservience to a handful of large business and political powers. Apart from these obvious amoralities, the system itself is based on competition, which immediately destroys the possibility of large scale collaborations for the common good. Hence paralyzing any attempt at true global sustainability.
...nothing is honest in this world anymore! ... At least, not when it comes to sex. ... Maybe I’ll start a business of my own ... and instead of teaching men sleazy tricks to get into a woman’s pants, I’ll teach them how to actually treat women with respect. But, oh, wait – a business like that won’t make any money! The ones that make money are the ones that teach men to trick women. Because apparently, some men would rather learn how to trick a woman than learn how to be respectful and genuine.
British Television Personality
We are led to believe that we must live with [the burka] in the name of 'tolerance'. The veil is simply a tool of oppression which is being used to alienate and control women under the guise of religious freedom. ... The veil restricts women. It stops them achieving their full potential in all areas of their life, and it stops them communicating. It sends out a clear message: 'I do not want to be part of your society.' ... We must unite against the radical Muslim men who love to control women.