Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Growth for the sake of growth, plus ignorance and expertise in complex situations: two depictions

Edward Abbey said “growth for growth’s sake is the ideology of the cancer cell":
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From a series called Illuminating Quotes, Visualised by Maggie Appleton. I like this drawing because it shows that there is plenty of room in the concept of capitalism that isn't infected by this destructive ideology. That's where we ought to concentrate our energies.

Appleton also nicely visualized Edward R. Murrow's statement that "Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation," which seems particularly apt when it comes to tax law, especially international:

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