„A relevant notion of efficiency must refer to scarcity and people as they are, not as they could be.“

Cited in: Eggertsson (1990; 22)
"Information and Efficiency: Another Viewpoint." (1969)

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Harold Demsetz7
American economist 1930 - 2019

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„A root definition describing a notional system chosen for its relevance to what the investigator and/or people in the problem situation perceive as matters of contention.“

—  Peter Checkland British management scientist 1930

p. 319 cited in: Raymond W. Y. Kao (2010) Sustainable Economy. p. 411
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„The highest and best form of efficiency is the spontaneous cooperation of a free people.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

As quoted in American Industry at War : A Report of the War Industries Board (March 1921) by Bernard Baruch
1920s and later

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„Some People have an Idea, or Notion of the Christian Religion, as if God was thereby declared so full of Wrath against fallen Man, that nothing but the Blood of his only begotten Son could satisfy his Vengeance.“

—  William Law English cleric, nonjuror and theological writer 1686 - 1761

The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration (1739)
Contexto: Some People have an Idea, or Notion of the Christian Religion, as if God was thereby declared so full of Wrath against fallen Man, that nothing but the Blood of his only begotten Son could satisfy his Vengeance.
Nay, some have gone such Lengths of Wickedness, as to assert that God had by immutable Decrees reprobated, and rejected a great Part of the Race of Adam, to an inevitable Damnation, to show forth and magnify the Glory of his Justice.
But these are miserable Mistakers of the Divine Nature, and miserable Reproachers of his great Love, and Goodness in the Christian Dispensation.
For God is Love, yea, all Love, and so all Love, that nothing but Love can come from him; and the Christian Religion is nothing else but an open, full Manifestation of the universal Love towards all Mankind.
As the Light of the Sun has only one common Nature towards all Objects that can receive it, so God has only one common Nature of Goodness towards all created Nature, breaking forth in infinite Flames of Love, upon every Part of the Creation, and calling everything to the highest Happiness it is capable of.

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„To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's.“

—  Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution

Fonte: The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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„There are a lot of people who would make better citizens if they were content to be just negatively relevant.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

Acceptance speech for the 1970 National Medal for Literature, New York, New York (2 December 1970)
Contexto: If, in the middle of World War II, a general could be writing a poem, then maybe I was not so irrelevant after all. Maybe the general was doing more for victory by writing a poem than he would be by commanding an army. At least, he might be doing less harm. By applying the same logic to my own condition, I decided that I might be relevant in what I called a negative way. I have clung to this concept ever since — negative relevance. In moments of vain-glory I even entertain the possibility that if my concept were more widely accepted, the world might be a better place to live in. There are a lot of people who would make better citizens if they were content to be just negatively relevant.

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„As we progress further into the 21st century, I anticipate that natural theology will be an increasingly relevant and vital preparation for people to receive the gospel.“

—  William Lane Craig American Christian apologist and evangelist 1949

God Is Not Dead Yet: How current philosophers argue for his existence.

03 July 2008

Christianity Today

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/july/13.22.html

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„Direct democracy is undoubtedly one of the most efficient, reliable and transparent methods to determine the will of the people.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947

“Much more than periodic voting” – UN Independent Expert calls for more direct democracy worldwide http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20482&LangID=E.
2016, “Much more than periodic voting” – UN Independent Expert calls for more direct democracy worldwide

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