STMA: Banking and Newspapers

Just opened my iGoogle page and the “Quotes Of The Day” widget had two very insightful quotes… so here they are!

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

- Aleister Crowley

He was right… but nowdays, the newspapers are failing due to their failure to adapt to the ubiquity of the internet… but I’m sure Aleister Crowley would say the same about ninety-nine percent of the 3.6 zetabytes of data consumed daily in the United States: “canned chatter” at best.

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

- Thomas Jefferson

Can anyone say financial crisis? Who builds an economy on credit, anyway? Oh, wait….