Markets Quotes

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Wendell Berry
“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else's mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one's own place and economy.
In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers...
Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else's legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?
The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth - that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community - and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

David Graeber
“[A] great embarrassing fact… haunts all attempts to represent the market as the highest form of human freedom: that historically, impersonal, commercial markets originate in theft.”
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

“Businesses and markets have a symbiotic relationship. Each has a profound effect on the other.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth, Business Essentials

“As markets change and the broader economy evolves, new opportunities for businesses to add value emerge. And new possibilities for new kinds of businesses also emerge.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“Nature isn't transactional. Nature is is about relationships and processes and systems. Transactions happen, but they happen within the clear context of relationships, processes and systems. Business should be like that. Markets should be like that. The economy should be like that.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

Noam Chomsky
“In fact quite generally, commercial advertising is fundamentally an effort to undermine markets. We should recognize that. If you’ve taken an economics course, you know that markets are supposed to be based on informed consumers making rational choices. You take a look at the first ad you see on television and ask yourself … is that it’s purpose? No it’s not. It’s to create uninformed consumers making irrational choices. And these same institutions run political campaigns. It’s pretty much the same: you have to undermine democracy by trying to get uninformed people to make irrational choices.”
Noam Chomsky, The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What's Wrong with Libertarians

Charles Wheelan
“A market economy is to economics what democracy is to government: a decent, if flawed, choice among many bad alternatives.”
Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

“Whether your business sells Reiki healings or Jeans, Custom Pottery or YouTube Meditations, Computer Software or Construction materials…. Business fundamentals remain business fundamentals… Create value, communicate value, sell value.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

“To succeed in business, it's important to have an understanding of markets.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

Andrei Codrescu
“It is the job of the market to turn the base material of our emotions into gold.”
Andrei Codrescu, Zombification: Stories from National Public Radio

“One of the major prompts for businesses implementing change is the evolution of technology. As new technologies emerge or new use cases emerge for existing technologies; markets are forced to reorganize and therefore businesses are prompted to reorganize in response to that.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

“Amazon is a great case study for how a company can reimagine it's role in an economy and also through it's use of imagination, be a driving force in the recreation of an economy.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

“Marketing is not about looking good or getting likes or gaining more followers. Marketing is about getting your product to market or getting your service to market. If your marketing efforts aren't converting to sales, then your marketing efforts are failing.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“Every now and then there's some new fancy thing we're all talking about. But if you look deeper you realize the core essence of that new fancy thing is actually pretty old. Trends change, markets change, people change - but the essentials of business don't change.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“Tesla is a great case study for how a company can effectively penetrate and succeed in a really established industry.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

“North Carolina and Virginia are probably two of the most business friendly states in the USA.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“Markets fluctuate and markets can be unpredictable at times. This is why having a resilient portfolio is critical. Growth without resilience only ends in extreme loss. But resilience protects assets from loss.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

Hendrith  Smith
“Data Analytics is critical to wise investing, but so is good old fashioned understanding of business and markets.”
Hendrith Smith

“At Mayflower-Plymouth, we prioritize time in the market and not timing the market. We prioritize total return and not quick short term gains.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“All useless, according to the common sense of utility, yet all of them inspiring in me curiosity and the simplest delight. Delight in the fact that beautiful things made by people forty years ago sit around, bringing pleasure to a stranger in the now. It reminds
me of my duty, everyone's duty, to the future. My friends kids will need in twenty years to find crap like this at the markets so that they can feel held by the hands of past people's future dreams and not feel totally alone.”
Ellena Savage, Blueberries: Essays Concerning Understanding

Hernan Diaz
“The crash, he believed, had been a lancet applied to an abscess. A good bleeding was necessary to do away with the swelling so that the market could find its true bottom and rebuild on solid foundations.”
Hernan Diaz, Trust

stained hanes
“We are approaching a soft data catastrophe. Entire lives, from tastes in music and clothes to deepest personal convictions - all produced by networks of feedback between datamining and content recommendation algorithms.

The 'catastrophe' is when these algorithms unconsciously (or maybe, consciously?) lead people down presupposed paths for modern and emerging markets.

Algorithms could right now be helping make people convert to a religion, drug addicts, vegan, LGBTQ, ethnonarcissists, fat, cult members, suicidal, narcissists, atheist, poly, mass shooters...”
stained hanes, 94,000 Wasps in a Trench Coat

Siva Vaidhyanathan
“To believe that market competition curbs the excesses of big, powerful corporations demands a leap of faith that history does not support. It's a peculiar form of market fundamentalism that I can no longer embrace.”
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

Jeanette Winterson
“I mean, if I am going to invest in a new model, I'd have to be sure there's a market.

We will create a market, said Claire with surprising ruthlessness. That's how business works.

That's how late capitalism works, I said.”
Jeanette Winterson, Frankissstein: A Love Story

“The mainstream media’s side is money- it’s the same side as the financial markets.”
Carlos Latuff

“Markets that don’t exist don’t care how smart you are.”
Marc Andreessen

William Easterly
“The wonder of markets is that they reconcile the choices of myriad individuals.”
William Easterly

T. Kingfisher
“It looked like a market, but such a market as Marra had never seen. There were jeweled pavilions crowded next to mud huts and hide tents and things that looked like upside-down bird nests. The aisles between were crowded, but the people within them did not move like a crowd. They moved like dancers, some light, some heavy, some in circling solitary waltzes. They reminded Marra far more of the courtiers in the prince's palace than of the town on market day.”
T. Kingfisher, Nettle & Bone

“Nothing is too saturated, you just can't find your own hue.”
Goitsemang Mvula

Dan Desmarques
“There is discrimination, and the opportunities are not equal to everyone. Most countries are blocked from using several crucial features on Google, Amazon, Shopify, AliExpress, and many more platforms that the "internet millionaires" use to get all of their wealth. They are not smarter than you! They simply have access to markets that are blocked to you! When you try to compete inside their markets, the domain owners alter the algorithms to favor people in that geolocation and put them and their products in front of your. I have been stopped from uploading books for no other reason than being in east Europe. People don't believe these stories are true because they don't want to believe they are living in such a world. It's like the story of the Native Americans, who were offered blankets contaminated with diseases to kill them. Now you are being offered a blanket of illusions that gives you lies. And when you say the truth, they call it a conspiracy and hate speech.”
Dan Desmarques

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