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  • Gus shared from Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall
    Simplicity is the love child of two of the most powerful forces in business: Brains and Common Sense.
    Note: Simplicity is the love child of two of the most powerful forces in business: Brains & Common Sense.
  • Gus shared from The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
    There never was a time in European history when the mass of people thought so little for themselves, and depended so much (for the ultimate form of their society) upon the conclusions and vocabulary of a restricted leisured body.
    Note: This is around the turn of the century.
  • Gus shared from The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
    For we must remember that the professional politicians all stand in together when a financial swindle is being carried out. There is no "opposition" in these things.
    Note: Only when politicians are united.
  • Gus shared from The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
    Long before the last third of the nineteenth century a newspaper, if it was of large circulation, was everywhere a venture or a property dependent wholly upon its advertisers. It had ceased to consider its public save as a bait for the advertiser. It lived (in this phase) entirely on its advertisement columns.
    Note: Readers became the product.
  • Gus shared from Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law by Jay M. Feinman
    The ability to own property and thereby to establish a means of independence from others—whether those others are feudal lords or the modern government—makes it possible for the property owner to assert political independence. Sometimes it is said that property is a precondition of democracy, because property enables a citizen to speak freely and participate in public affairs without concern that political participation will undermine one’s economic well-being.
    Note: The relationship of property & freedom.
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