"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."—Ralph Nader, attorney, author, political activist"Our present free-market political/economic system prevents the majority of earth's population from enjoying the bounty of our world."—Zoltan Kiss, solar energy pioneer, founder of PostFreeMarket.com“We need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by ending the subsidies for oil companies, and doubling down on clean energy that generates jobs and strengthens our security.”—Barack Obama, 44th President of the U.S., 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner"I used to be skeptical of global warming, but now I'm absolutely convinced that the world is spiraling out of control. CO2 is like a bush fire that gets bigger and bigger every year. All of us who are in a position to do something about it must do something about it."—Richard Branson, businessman, investor, philanthropist"We need to bring sustainable energy to every corner of the globe with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights, and wind turbines."—Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations"Even if we didn't have greenhouse gases, we're going to have to move away from fossil fuels, as we're going to run out. They're finite, whereas solar and wind are infinite."—Ted Turner, media mogul, philanthropist, innovator"Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature—it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century."—Bjork, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist“The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.”―Al Gore, politician, advocate, philanthropist"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."—Thomas Edison, businessman, inventor of the motion picture camera, phonograph, and light bulb"When there's a huge solar energy spill, it's just called a nice day."#fact“The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.”―Ha-Joon Chang, economist, author“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law.”―Paul Krugman, economist, 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on war than on programs of spiritual uplift is approaching spiritual death."—Martin Luther King, Jr., activist, humanitarian, leader of the civil rights movement"While many of you are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, you see the top 25 hedge fund managers making more than all of America’s kindergarten teachers combined. And, often paying a lower tax rate."—Hillary Clinton, politician, statesman, former U.S. Secretary of State“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.”―Philip Slater, sociologist, author“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”—Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, civil rights activist"I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”—Rosa Parks, civil rights activist“It is not great wealth in a few individuals that proves a country is prosperous, but great general wealth evenly distributed among the people.”—Victoria Woodhull, woman’s suffrage movement leader, first female candidate for U.S. president"I believe that the U.S. can and should be a global leader in the development of alternative energy sources..."—Barack Obama, 44th President of the U.S., 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winnerThe U.S. is "an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery."—Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the U.S., 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner"Our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality."—Martin Luther King, Jr., activist, humanitarian, leader of the civil rights movement"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."—Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
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Guess who’s going to solve the biggest problems our society faces—joblessness, economic decline, political and ideological polarization, immense inequality of wealth, hate crimes spawned by ignorance, poverty, and mental illness? You. Me.
We in the U.S. are living in a de facto oligarchy. Lobbyists, the oil companies, and big business as a whole run our world. The 1% keeps getting wealthier. And the rest of us—we’re exhausted from just trying to survive.
But we are not without hope. No problem is beyond our ability to solve it if we come together in peace and cooperation and compassion. If we—you, me, our friends, family, and neighbors—bring our immense reserve of intelligence, experience, education, and humanity to these enormous problems, we can overcome them.
That’s what Post Free Market is all about. Creating community. Encouraging discussion. It’s time to use our mental power, our ability to discern truth. It’s time to take a stand. It’s time to act with compassion and sanity, and create the changes we all want to see in this world.
It starts with You. With me. Together we can achieve peaceful, miraculous change. Join the Discussion.