“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.”
– Laurence J. Peter
Category Archives: Thought of the day
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
-Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (b. 1920)
Woman Who Hasn’t Used Money Or Credit in 15 Years
Heidemarie Schwermer, a 69-year-old woman from Germany, gave up using money 15 years ago and says she’s been much happier ever since.
Heidemarie’s incredible story began 22 years ago, when she, a middle-aged secondary school teacher emerging from a difficult marriage, took her two children and moved to the city of Dortmund, in Germany’s Ruhr area. One of the first things she noticed was the large number of homeless people, and this shocked her so much that she decided to actually do something about it. She had always believed the homeless didn’t need actual money to be accepted back into society, only a chance to empower themselves by making themselves useful, so she opened a Tauschring (swap shop), called “Gib und Nimm” (Give and Take). Read the rest of this entry »
The paradox that requires some reflection!The Muslims aren’t happy! Read the rest of this entry »
“An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth”
-Bonnie Friedman, author (b. 1958)
“It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others.”
-Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)