Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes (4 quotations)

1. I was raised the old-fashioned way, with a stern set of moral principles: Never lie, cheat, steal or knowingly spread a venereal disease. Never speed up to hit a pedestrian or, or course, stop to kick a pedestrian who has already been hit. From which it followed, of course, that one would never ever - on pain of deletion from dozens of Christmas card lists across the country - vote Republican. - Barbara Ehrenreich

2. Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men. - Barbara Ehrenreich

3. The only truly new ideas [the right] has come up with in the last twenty years are (1) supply side economics, which is a way of redistributing the wealth upward toward those who already have more than they know what to do with, and (2) creationism, which is a parallel idea for redistributing ignorance out from its fundamentalist strongholds to those who know more than they need to. - Barbara Ehrenreich

4. The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all. - Barbara Ehrenreich

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