„Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy…These achievements are due in part to the Reform Party…“
„The Democratic party of the nation ain’t dead, though it’s been givin’ a lifelike imitation of a corpse for several years.“
— George Washington Plunkitt New York State Senator 1842 - 1924
„We should have with each person the relationship of one conception of the universe to another conception of the universe, and not to a part of the universe.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
p. 129 (1972 edition)
„But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous.“
— Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
„The term "planning" is a new word for coherent and positive policy. The conception of strong Government policy in economic matters is, I believe, the very centre of the Conservative tradition. We have never been a party of laissez-faire.“
— Rab Butler British politician 1902 - 1982
About the Industrial Charter (Conservative Political Centre, 1947), p. 6.
„Is the Unionist party, the Conservative party, to be without a definite policy of social reform? It is to our party that they owe the whole of that body of legislation connected with the Factory Acts, free education, the distribution of lands in the shape of allotments and small holdings, the compensation for accidents to workmen in the course of their employment... The policy of resistance, of negation, is no sufficient answer to that Socialist opinion which is growing up amongst us— the Socialist opinion the objects of which are, after all, worthy of earnest and even favourable consideration... that policy, by whomsoever propounded, is a policy which means money, which means expenditure, it is closely connected with the third object of our party officially declared— that fiscal reform is the first constructive policy of the Unionist party. (Cheers.)“
— Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914
Speech (25 June 1906), quoted in ‘The 1900 Club.’, The Times (26 June 1906), p. 14.
„Deregulation has been, above all else, a means of reducing corporate business's accountability to the public.“
— Herbert Schiller American media critic 1919 - 2000
Chapter Five, Corporatizing Communication And Culture, p. 138
„The conditions of recovery which have been stated do indeed involve the restoration of what has been called capitalism. But the slump was not due to these conditions. On the contrary, it was due to their negation. It was due to monetary mismanagement and State intervention operating in a milieu in which the essential strength of capitalism had already been sapped by war and by policy.“
— Lionel Robbins British economist 1898 - 1984
Context: It has been the object…to show that if recovery is to be maintained and future progress assured, there must be a more or less complete reversal of contemporary tendencies of governmental regulation of enterprise. The aim of governmental policy in regard to industry must be to create a field in which the forces of enterprise and the disposal of resources are once more allowed to be governed by the market.But what is this but the restoration of capitalism? And is not the restoration of capitalism the restoration of the causes of depression?If the analysis of this essay is correct, the answer is unequivocal. The conditions of recovery which have been stated do indeed involve the restoration of what has been called capitalism. But the slump was not due to these conditions. On the contrary, it was due to their negation. It was due to monetary mismanagement and State intervention operating in a milieu in which the essential strength of capitalism had already been sapped by war and by policy. Ever since the outbreak of war in 1914, the whole tendency of policy has been away from that system, which in spite of the persistence of feudal obstacles and the unprecedented multiplication of the people, produced that enormous increase of wealth per head…. Whether that increase will be resumed, or whether, after perhaps some recovery, we shall be plunged anew into depression and the chaos of planning and restrictionism—that is the issue which depends on our willingness to reverse this tendency. "Conditions of Recovery," ch. 8 of The Great Depression https://mises.org/library/great-depression-0 (Freeport, N. Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971; orig. 1934), pp. 193–194.
„Gay marriage is a policy which has been pursued by the metro elite gay activists and needs to be put into the same bin [as reform of the House of Lords].“
— Nadine Dorries British politician 1957
Comment http://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2012/05/nadine-dorries-mp-jettison-lords-reform-jettison-gay-marriage-and-focus-on-jobs-crime-and-household-.html in article published on the CosnservativeHome website, 6 May 2012
„The idea of reform has been discredited and came to an ultimate dead end. It was unthinkable that this regime could ever reform itself. There is no process of change that could come from within.“
— Reza Pahlavi Last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran 1960
As quoted by Rachel Makabi, 'A Race Against Time' http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=34&page=5, Newsweek International, Sept 4, 2006.
„This vast number of worlds, the enormous scale of the universe... has not been taken into account, even superficially, in virtually no religion, and especially in no Western religions.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
„As the twentieth century drew to a close, the connection between hard scientific fact and public policy became increasingly elastic. In part this was possible because of the complacency of the scientific profession; in part because of the lack of good science education among the public; in part, because of the rise of specialized advocacy groups which have been enormously effective in getting publicity and shaping policy; and in great part because of the decline of the media as an independent assessor of fact.“
— Michael Crichton American author, screenwriter, film producer 1942 - 2008