Wednesday, February 11, 2004

"For empirically, taking the twentieth century as a whole, the single most warlike, most interventionist, most imperialist government has been the United States." - Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty

"Throughout the tragic Vietnamese conflict, the United States maintained the fiction that it was a war of "aggression" by the Communist North Vietnamese State against a friendly and "pro-Western" (whatever that term may mean) South Vietnamese State which had called for our aid. Actually, the war was really a doomed but lengthy attempt by an imperial United States to suppress the wishes of the great bulk of the Vietnamese population and to maintain unpopular client dictators in the southern half og the country by virtual genocide if necessary." - Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty

"J.K. Galbraith: A negotiated relationship between shop-floor pay and executive pay might be the best form of salary restraint. Following the current French discussion, if a full-time assembly-line worker in the United States got $12,000 a year, then a top executive would have as a ceiling, say, five times as much, or $60,000. That is a living wage.

Nicole Salinger: It would be a terrific reduction!

J.K. Galbraith: Make it ten times, or $120,000, then. It's the principle that counts." - Almost Everyone's Guide to Economics Galbraith was the Ambassador to India under President Kennedy, he also served as a general advisor to the President.

"There must also be enough jobs, and the right training, so the people who need them can fill the positions that are available. There must now also be a full employment program - work for all." - Hubert Humphrey, Beyond Civil Rights

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