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"Neither body to jail, nor soul to damn." - Lord Edward Thurlow (1731-1806) describing a new British invention, the corporation. We might add, now, "nor conscience to pique, nor death to ponder."

"Information is the currency of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson

"People who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison

"The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country." - John Adams

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day." - Theodore Roosevelt

"It is our job to make women unhappy with what they have." - B. Earl Puckett, Allied Stores Corp. 1953

"Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public (corporate) manipulation." - Marshall McLuhan (1911-80)

"The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy." - Alex Carey, Australian social scientist, 1995

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions,* they don't have to worry about the answers." - Thomas Pynchon *(like "How do 'we' get government off 'our' backs?")

"The greatest threat to democracy is the increasing concentration of major electronic media in ever fewer hands." - Rep. David Price (D-NC)



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The Last but not Least Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand ~Archibald Putt. Ph.D


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