society health is the capability to earn, among the Greeks it was the
capability to enjoy, and in the Middle Ages the capability to believe.
When I have
money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.
Give as much
as you take, all shall be very well.
know just one thing: only the exponents of the new spirit are sincere.
Their wish is solely to give, Gratuitously. They arise among all nations.
mm-- Theo van Doesburg
. . as a society, we have no firm basis of belief in any meta-economic
values, and when there is no such belief the economic calculus takes over.
mm-- E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful
not easy doing good works. There's no profit in it. And when there's no
money in a thing, people tend to get confused. They think your're up to
something, even when you're not.
mm-- Paul Auster,Timbuktu
Artist appeals to that part of our being. ... which is a gift and
not an acquisition
-- and, therefore, more permanently enduring.
mm-- Joseph Conrad
the gift. Giving should be an event. It has to come as a surprise, from
the other; it has to extend beyond the confines of the economic circle
of exchange. For giving to be possible, for a giving event to be possible,it
has to look impossible.
mm-- Jacques Derrida
operates as a stimulus to all kinds of possible sentiments because its
devoid of all qualities, places it at such a great distance from any sentiment
that its relations with all of them are fairly equal.
mm-- G. Simmel, The Philosophy of Money
L. E. Don, Project Administrator