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Wiser by Cass R. Sunstein
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A Window on Eternity by Edward O. Wilson
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“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
William Shakespeare
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Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring
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“Since I had the inclinatation and the training, helping people came naturally. I wasn't thinking in terms of organizing members, but just a duty that I had to do. That goes back to my mother's training. It was not until later that I realized that this was a good organizing tool, although maybe unconsciously, I was already beggining to understand.

But I was used by people for a long time until I wised up. It wasn't that they wanted to do it, but that I was not prepared or able to tell them what to do in return. My work was just another war on poverty gimick, which is what happens when people are given everything and don't give anything in return. you can't mold them into any action.

Well, one night it just hit me. Once you helped people, most became very loyal. The people who helped us back when we wanted volunteers were the people we had helped. So I began to get a group of those people around me.

Once I realized helping people was an organizing technique, I increased that work. I was
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Bailout by Neil Barofsky
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by David Donaldson
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" All three books were very good. The focus shifts to the girl and the story is compelling, intense, and you want to finish the story. "
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Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
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Martin Luther King Jr.
“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

William Shakespeare
“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
William Shakespeare

Bei Dao
“In the world I am
Always a stranger
I do not understand its language
It does not understand my silence”
Bei Dao

Stieg Larsson
“What an excellent tool the internet is for freaks.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Leo Tolstoy
“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

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