Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes
I don’t know when the cult of conspicuous busyness began, but it has swept up almost all the upwardly mobile, professional women I know. Already, it is getting hard to recall the days when, for example, ‘Let’s have lunch’ meant something other than ‘I’ve got more important things to do than talk to you right now.
Marx was wrong: It is not only the ‘means of production’ that shape societies, but the means of destruction. In our own time, the costs of war, or just war readiness, are daunting. … The resulting cost squeeze has led to a new type of society, perhaps best terms a ‘depleted’ state, in which the military has drained reources from all other social functions.