— Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003
„Businesses have changed when the public came to expect and require different behavior, to reward businesses for behavior that the public wanted, and to make things difficult for businesses practising behaviors that the public didn't want. I predict that in the future, just as in the past, changes in public attitudes will be essential for changes in businesses' environmental practices.“
„To say that only those businesses affected with a public interest may be regulated is but another way of stating that all those businesses which may be regulated are affected with a public interest.“
— Harlan F. Stone United States federal judge 1872 - 1946
Tyson and Brother v. Banton, 273 U.S. 418, 451 (1927).
„We don't want support for scientific research just to keep scientists busy: we want scientists to be looked upon by the public as people who can do things for them that they can't do themselves.“
— John Cunningham McLennan Canadian physicist 1867 - 1935
as quoted by Gordon Shrum. In an article by Robert Craig Brown, The life of Sir John Cunningham McLennan http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/overview/history/mclennan, Physics in Canada, March / April 2000.
„Figure 12-6 pulls together in a simplified way the main elements of income determination. Without saving and investment, there would be a circular flow of income between business and the public: above, business pays out wages, interest, rents, and profits to the public in return for the services of labor and property; and below, the public pays consumption dollars to business in return for goods and services.
Realistically, we must recognize that the public will wish to save some of its income, as shown at the spigot Z. Hence, businesses cannot expect their consumption sales to be as large as the total of wages, interest, rents, and profits.“
— Paul A. Samuelson American economist 1915 - 2009
1940s, Economics (1948-), 8th ed., 1970, p. 218
„The first essential in determining how to deal with the great industrial combinations is knowledge of the facts—publicity. In the interest of the public, the Government should have the right to inspect and examine the workings of the great corporations engaged in interstate business. Publicity is the only sure remedy which we can now invoke.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1900s, First Annual Message to Congress (1901), Context: The first essential in determining how to deal with the great industrial combinations is knowledge of the facts—publicity. In the interest of the public, the Government should have the right to inspect and examine the workings of the great corporations engaged in interstate business. Publicity is the only sure remedy which we can now invoke. What further remedies are needed in the way of governmental regulation, or taxation, can only be determined after publicity has been obtained, by process of law, and in the course of administration. The first requisite is knowledge, full and complete—knowledge which may be made public to the world. Artificial bodies, such as corporations and joint stock or other associations, depending upon any statutory law for their existence or privileges, should be subject to proper governmental supervision, and full and accurate information as to their operations should be made public regularly at reasonable intervals.
„What the insurance companies have done is to reverse the business so that the public at large insures the insurance companies.“
— Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929
As quoted in Humanscape : Environments for People (1987), by Rachel Kaplan and Stephen Kaplan, p. 97
— Ezra Taft Benson President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1899 - 1994
„I underlined my conviction that running a business and managing an enterprise were not merely a private concern but a public endeavor.“
— Matsushita Konosuke Japanese businessman 1894 - 1989
Quest for prosperity: the life of a Japanese industrialist. 1988, p. 232
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
1810s, Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=807&chapter=88152&layout=html&Itemid=27 (6 January 1816) ME 14:384
„In the future I will focus on improving the economy, making big changes to win back the support from the public.“
— Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950
Pet Phrases, 2002, DPP Campaign speech, December 7, 2002
— David D. Levine, livro Arabella of Mars
Arabella of Mars (2016), Chapter 16, “Passenger” (p. 231)
„I prefer to supervise the whole operations of the government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates, and this makes my duties very great.“
— James K. Polk American politician, 11th President of the United States (in office from 1845 to 1849) 1795 - 1849
Context: No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to subordinates constant errors will occur. I prefer to supervise the whole operations of the government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates, and this makes my duties very great. Diary entry (29 December 1848).
„Valued achievements connect to people at a deeper level—and a deeper level can change behavior that is generally very difficult to change.“
— John P. Kotter author of The heart of Change 1947
The Heart of Change, (2002), Step 6, p. 130
„The theory of economic shock therapy relies in part on the roleof expectations on feeding an inflationary process. Reining in inflation requires not only changing monetary policy but also changing the behavior of consumers, employers and workers. The role of a sudden, jarring policy shift is that it quickly alters expectations, signaling to the public that the rules of the game have changed dramatically - prices will not keep rising, nor will wages.“
— Naomi Klein Canadian author and activist 1970
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007)