“Only Now, as i write this, do i realize how i to was fooled by that optical illusion. I went half way around the world in my compulsion to respond to (/11. But the greatest national security threat was not terrorism, it was right here on Wall Street.”
“In the United States, serious and damaging corruption is not getting punished. That means, by default, we deem it to be just fine.”
“For the past three decades, cases of abuse of children by clergy from Island to the United States and Chile to Poland had come to the surface. There were thousands of victims. The handling of the cases was made worse by the seemingly common modus operandi to always protect the church first, no matter what; to silence the victims and pay them off when necessary because reputation came above justice and the safety of children.”
Thank fuck the bastard is dead at last! Not that it will stave the talons of control & manipulation, as his equally hardline Israeli-born wife Dr. Mariam Adelson will continue administering the poison through the well established channels that spurt unabated & uncontested into the heart of the US body politic.
”To add to the clamour, from 2008 onwards, there were plenty of commentators suggesting that business schools were complicit in producing the crash, teaching selfishness and the engineering of fiendishly complex financial instruments that no one really understood.” “ – call the bulldozers in and demand an entirely new way of thinking about management, business and markets. If we want those in power to become more responsible. Then we must stop teaching students that heroic transformational leaders are the answer to every problem, or that the purpose of learning about taxation laws is to evade taxation, or that environmental costs are external to supply chain logistics, or that creating new desires is the purpose of marketing, and so on. In every case, the business school acts as an apologist, selling ideology as if it were science as part of the longest public relations claim in history.”
“Kleptopia follows the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators and poisoning democracies. From the Kremlin to Beijing, Harare to Riyadh, Paris to the White House, it shows how the thieves are uniting – and the terrible human cost. While we are looking the other way, all that we hold most dear is being stolen.”
“what does it mean to live, to be human right now? Looking at tech in rural China forced me to examine the ideologies that drive the engineers and companies to build everything from AI farming systems and blockchain food projects to shopping sites and payment platforms.”