— Katrina Pierson Political spokesperson 1976
In an email to '. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-katrina-pierson-lgbt_us_57a214dae4b0104052a09c00 (August 3, 2016)
„The probability of policy change is nearly the same (around 0.3) whether a tiny minority or a large majority of average citizens favor a proposed policy change.... A proposed policy change with low support among economically-elite Americans (one out of five in favor) is adopted only about 18 percent of the time, while a proposed change with high support (four out of five in favor) is adopted about 45 percent of the time.“
— Katrina Pierson Political spokesperson 1976
„The fact that each nation came to believe in the virtue of whatever policy happened to be in effect when recovery began supports [the] argument that haphazard economic vacillations play an important role in determining which policy strategies become constructed as economically efficacious. This also tends to undermine the realist/utilitarian view, which suggests that policy improves over time as rational policymakers learn more about universal economic laws from experience, because wildly inconsistent policies won favor in different contexts.“
— Frank Dobbin American sociologist 1956
Frank Dobbin (1993), "The Social Construction of the Great Depression: Industrial Policy during the 1930s in the United States, Britain and France," in: Theory and Society 22, p. 47; As cited in: Kieran Healy, "The new institutionalism and Irish social policy." Social Policy in Ireland: Principals, Practices and Problems. Oaktree Press, Dublin (1998).
„By a ‘spontaneous disturbance’ we shall mean any change in the underlying conditions, the cause of which we are prepared to take for granted and do not wish to examine, but the effect of which on the domestic and external position of our two countries we wish to examine. By a ‘policy’ change we shall mean a change which the State or some public authority brings about as a result of a definite decision of State policy in order to achieve some given end of general economic policy and in particular to offset some of the effects of a ‘spontaneous disturbance’. Finally, by an ‘induced’ change is meant a change in some quantity which occurs on purely commercial principles because of the repercussions of some previous ‘spontaneous’ or ‘policy’ change.“
— James Meade British economist 1907 - 1995
p. 43; As cited in: Metaxas, Phillip Edmund, and Ernst Juerg Weber. Australia's contribution to international trade theory: The dependent economy model. (2013), p. 18
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"The Black Cottage" (1914)
„A basic change in political ethics is required for the realization of the proposal [The dialog among civilizations]. (UNESCO 1999)“
— Хатами, Мохаммад Iranian prominent reformist politician, scholar and shiite faqih. 1943
„This goes back to the reason why alarmists abandoned the "global warming" term in favor of climate change. They can play this bait and switch, showing changes in climate (which always exist) and then blaming them on CO2. But there is no mechanism ever proposed by anyone where CO2 can change the climate directly without going through the intermediate step of warming. If climate is changing but we are not seeing warming, then the change can't be due to CO2.“
— Anthony Watts American television meteorologist 1958
Just where are those grid killing tornadoes anyway? http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/17/just-where-are-those-grid-killing-tornadoes-anyway/, wattsupwiththat.com, June 17, 2009.
„At least so far, it’s climate change policy that’s doing harm. Climate change itself is probably doing good; or at least, more good than harm.“
— Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
Quoted in "Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/10/tony-abbott-says-climate-change-is-probably-doing-good, The Guardian, October 10, 2017
„It will take more time for the change we have to effect, but we don't have more time. The carbon dioxide on Earth, just in the last four years, has increased from.03 percent to.04 percent. And the change will have a significant impact on everyone.“
— Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955
„people with a sense of fulfillment think it is a good world and would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor radical change.“
— Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
„Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship.
I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform – and at the same time – the elimination of birthright citizenship.
In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President“
— Lindsey Graham United States Senator from South Carolina 1955
7:45am https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1057282345991106560 then 7:51am https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1057283734519463937 then 11:01am https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1057286251517116416 as quoted 30 October 2018 by CBC https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-birthright-citizenship-1.4883589
— Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991
Miles, the Autobiography (1989) (co-written with Quincy Troupe, p. 371.) At a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles 1987, this was his reply to a society lady seated next to him who had asked what he had done to be invited.
„Revolutionary change means the seizure of all that is held by the 1 percent, and the transference of these holdings into the hands of the remaining 99 percent. If the 1 percent are simply replaced by another 1 percent, revolutionary change has not taken place.“
— George Jackson (activist) activist, Marxist, author, member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family 1941 - 1971
„Some observers feel it is harder to change public opinion in democracies than it is to change policies in totalitarian countries.“
— Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Chapter 5, The Cold War, p. 125.
„... did not set out to destroy the large corporation. Instead, each attempted to protect the legitimacy of the system by using existing law against the worst offenders or proposing new laws to change the rules of the system.“
— Neil Fligstein American sociologist 1951