"I imagine Lent for you and for me as a great departure from the greedy, anxious anti-neighborliness of our economy, a great departure from our exclusionary politics that fears the other, a great departure from self-indulgent consumerism that devours creation."
"It would be far better to have maximum production with part of the population supported in idleness by undisguised relief than to provide 'full employment' by so many forms of disguised make-work that production is disorganized."
"Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish for ever."
"It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own."