Notably Quotable: “No business which depends for existence on…”

“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933.


“I don’t want to be the America of 10 years back or 20 years back or 30 years back. I want to build a better America and I think this is our moment to do that.”

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren


“Last year, Americans spent more than $80 billion playing state lotteries. That’s around $250 for each citizen, more than what was spent on concerts, sporting events and movie tickets combined. Over 25 states took in more from their lottery proceeds than from corporate income tax.”

“Couple wins millions using lottery loophole”, CBS News (6/9/19)


“A society with extreme inequality, unmasked neo-fascist tendencies, ​and an unraveling climate is sick, and neoliberalism, as one of the major drivers of all of these crises, is grossly inadequate medicine. It offers only a weak no to the forces responsible, and it lacks a yes worth seizing.” 

“Our choice comes down to this. Do we stop life to allow capitalism to continue, or stop capitalism to allow life to continue?’

— George Monboit, Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it


“Fight poverty, not the poor.”

— Protest sign