„Free Trade may be the alpha, but it is not the omega, of Liberal policy.“
— Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991
„For a new type of progress throughout the world to become a reality, everyone must change. Tolerance is the alpha and omega of a new world order.“
— Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931
During a tour of the United States, as quoted in The New York Times (5 June 1990) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE3DD1F30F936A35755C0A966958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
„Reality is the beginning not the end,
Naked Alpha, not the hierophant Omega,
Of dense investiture, with luminous vassals.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
"An Ordinary Evening in New Haven"
— David McNally 1953
Chapter 2, Globalization - It's Not About Free Trade, p. 33
„Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries.“
— Ha-Joon Chang Economist 1963
Context: Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries. Already established countries do not want more competitors emerging through the nationalistic policies they themselves successfully used in the past. Ch. 2, Learning the right lessons from history, p. 61
„I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous.“
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Context: I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter — except to show how very dull we are... The Epilogue : Which is the proper ending of all comedies; and heralds, it may be, an afterpiece.
„Truly Conservative policies [are] freeing markets, freeing the economy, giving the economy buoyancy, moving to liberty and the desirable goal of freeing payments and trade.“
— Rab Butler British politician 1902 - 1982
Speech at the Conservative Party conference of 1954, quoted in Ralph Harris, Politics Without Prejudice. A Political Appreciation of The Rt. Hon. Richard Austen Butler C.H., M.P. (London: Staples Press, 1956), p. 159.
— Patrick Buchanan American politician and commentator 1938
„I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else; that is the alpha and omega of my argument: to others I leave the business of governing the world.“
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist 1809 - 1865
Ch. I: "Method Pursued in this Work. The Idea of a Revolution"
„The [pay] policy is principally designed to hold down wages rather than to check inflation. Inflation is being used as an excuse to destroy free trade union bargaining.“
— Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014
Speech in the House of Commons (7 November 1973) http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1973/nov/07/price-and-pay-code.
„If economists ruled the world, there would be no need for a World Trade Organization. The economist's case for free trade is essentially a unilateral case- that is, it says that a country serves its own interests by pursuing free trade regardless of what other countries may do.“
— Paul Krugman American economist 1953
"What should trade negotiators negotiate about?" Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Mar., 1997)