"Regarded as a means, the businessman is tolerable; regarded as an end he is not so satisfactory."

(John Maynard Keynes)


@dajbelshaw "Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future?’’ It’s a question I get asked so often that I have a little canned response I can rattle off without thinking: ‘‘In order to be an activist, you have to be both: pessimistic enough to believe that things will get worse if left unchecked, optimistic enough to believe that if you take action, the worst can be prevented.’’

– Cory Doctorow: Techno-optimism

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