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MOON Shine | Economics for a small planet

“Equality of opportunity is not enough. Unless we create an environment where everyone is guaranteed some minimum capabilities through some guarantee of minimum income, education, and healthcare, we cannot say that we have fair competition. When some people have to run a 100-meter race with sandbags on their legs, the fact that no one is allowed to have a head start does not make the race fair. Equality of opportunity […]

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MOON Shine | Swords into plowshares

“Propaganda has made the word war synonymous with security, but in fact peace is synonymous with security. War makes us less secure. The United States has military bases in about 150 countries; we spend more on war than the rest of the world combined; we have the most powerful military in human history; and we’re some of the most terrified people on the planet. War and military occupation haven’t made […]

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MOON Shine | Others I have known

Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones to destroy each other. The greater, more creative powers with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion sufficient enough to love and save each other.” – Aberjhani “Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to […]

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MOON Shine | The White issue

“As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where […]

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