03-04-2019

~ FTM ~ Finding The Meaning ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ WWW ~ World Wide Web ~ Tim Berners-Lee ~ 1989

~ AOD ~ Acres Of Diamonds ~ Russell Conway ~ 1869

~ IO ~ InternetOlatry

~ IWOWABILSOT-WBC; IWOFFQTFQ-QBUSM ~ If We Operate With A Belief In Long Sweeps Of Time – We Build Cathedrals; If We Operate From Fiscal Quarter To Fiscal Quarter – We Build Ugly Shopping Malls ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch ~ Free Play ~ 1990

~ RN-ATIHI-ISH-O-IST-O-IDACOT ~ Right Now – All That Is Happening Is – I’m Sitting Here – Or – I’m Standing There – Or – I’m Drinking A Cup Of Tea ~ Andy Puddicombe ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ IHOBT-WWAMOOF-TWCMOLIAFWP-IHSWAOASIKLA-IFTIOMSTTAOMBAE-N-H-ILTTPTRITWINWTROE ~ I Had Once Believed That – We Were All Masters Of Our Fate – That We Could Mould Our Lives Into Any Form We Pleased – I Had Spoken With Assurance On A Subject I Knew Little About – I Forgot That I Owed My Success To The Advantages Of My Birth And Environment – Now – However – I Learned That The Power To Rise In The World Is Not Within The Reach Of Everyone ~ Helen Keller ~ Midstream ~ 1968

~ WOIGHTMP-ISIGPTBIRTPTWBSAAW ~ When One Interest Group Holds Too Much Power – It Succeeds In Getting Policies That Benefit Itself – Rather Than Policies That Would Benefit Society As A Whole ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ TMPSORIFTSTTP-I-FSTS-FOTI-A-FTIMCTTRUR ~ The Most Pernicious Sort Of Redistribution Isn’t From The Successful To The Poor – It’s – From Saver To Speculators – From Outsiders To Insiders – And – From The Industrious Middle Class To The Reckless Unproductive Rich ~ Ross Douthat ~ New York Times ~ 11-07-2010

~ MAMDAMEIGWWTABBSGI-MAS-A-C-N-S ~ Markets Are Most Developed And Most Effective In Generating Wealth When They Are Backed By Solid Governmental Institutions – Markets And States – Are – Complementary – Not – Substitutes ~ Dani Rodrik ~ The Globalization Paradox ~ 2011

~ NOESTYCWH-HETYETP-ASFYSEDIP ~ No One Ever Said That You Could Work Hard – Harder Even Than You Ever Thought Possible – And Still Find Yourself Sinking Ever Deeper Into Poverty ~ Barbara Ehrenreich ~ Nickel And Dimed ~ 2001

~ TN-MWTPWMTCP-NDTATTMATL ~ They Neither – Mingled With The People Who Made Their Company Products – Nor Did They Appear To Think Much About Their Lives ~ David Cay Johnston ~ Perfectly Legal ~ 2003

~ H-DIWP-CBU-A-IFWC-NNBLA ~ History – Despite Its Wrenching Pain – Cannot Be Unlived – And – If Faced With Courage – Need Not Be Lived Again ~ Maya Angelou ~ On The Pulse Of The Morning ~ 20-01-1993

~ W-IWPBTTP-I-SWBTIP-TP-SBIOTOA-DOTWMT-A-E-IODTOD ~ When – Information Which Properly Belongs To The Public – Is – Systematically Withheld By Those In Power – The People – Soon Become Ignorant Of Their Own Affairs – Distrustful Of Those Who Manage Them – And – Eventually – Incapable Of Determining Their Own Destinies ~ Richard Nixon ~ Freedom Of Information Act ~ 1972

~ ICCTWOTWFMAGTAIP ~ I Could Conquer The Whole Of Them With Fifty Men And Govern Them As I Pleased ~ Christopher Columbus ~ Logbook ~ [Copied By Bartolome De Las Casas] ~ 1492

~ I-MOTE-CTTT-TPWHJAE-IWBHTPTTYOTO-I-MODG-CTTT-TDITOF-T-TWBNN-TUFOV-TKTITP ~ If – Members Of The Elite – Come To Think That – Their Privilege Was Historically Justified And Earned – It Will Be Hard To Persuade Them To Yield Opportunity To Others – If – Members Of Deprived Groups – Come To Think That – Their Deprivation Is Their Own Fault – Then – There Will Be No Need – To Use Force Or Violence – To Keep Them In Their Places ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ I-KIP-ICBB ~ If – Knowledge Is Power – Ignorance Cannot Be Bliss ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ C-IA-ATNC-O-AOTAOO ~ Change – Is About – Adapting To New Circumstances – Or – Adapting Our Thinking About Old Ones ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ TS-S-MHULHT-AQAOSAIH-A-HTFOAFO ~ To Succeed – Schools – Must Help Us Learn How To – Ask Questions About Our Society And Its History – And – How To Figure Out Answers For Ourselves ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ EDCBAW-UC-WCA-BC-A-FWL-EWOLB ~ Even Death Can Be A Wake-Up Call – We Can Awaken – Be Conscious – And – Filled With Love – Even With Our Last Breath ~ M Laura Nasi ~ Cancer As A Wake-Up Call ~ 2018