Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills.Arthur Schopenhauer
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.Buckminster Fuller
We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.John M. Culkin (provenance unclear – see here)
The genius of capitalism is also its fatal flaw – and that thing is specialisation. In simplest terms it means that the baker can just focus on baking, the cobbler can just focus on making shoes, the builder can just focus on building and at the end of the day each person gets everything they need – food, clothing and shelter … and much more.