172 Economic Development Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of economic development quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about social and economic development.

The Most Famous Economic Development Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities. — Leon Kass

Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical. — Amartya Sen

The prerequisite for more economic equality in the world is industrialization. And this is possible only through increased capital investment, increased capital accumulation. — Ludwig von Mises

We must invest in infrastructure development and rebuilding communities to create jobs. — Carol Moseley Braun

It will bring financial inclusion, investment, tourism, innovation and economic development for our country. — Nayib Bukele

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. — Michael Porter

Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies. — Joseph Stiglitz

Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation. — Anna Lindh

This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. — Christiana Figueres

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. — Lawrence Summers

Short Economic Development Quotes

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  • To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. — Bobby Seale
  • If Scotland was independent, we'd be the 14th richest country in the developed world. — Nicola Sturgeon
  • Through bitcoin, the Argentines are developing an economy which doesn't require the bankers. — Max Keiser
  • Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved — Phil Harding
  • Education is both a tool of social justice as well as a fundamental driver of economic development. — Kevin Rudd
  • Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin — Ban Ki-moon
  • My definition of economic development is economic growth. — Mark Noble
  • Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable. — Jose Maria Aznar
  • Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend. — Ibrahim Babangida
  • Culture changes with economic development. — Ha-Joon Chang

Top 10 Economic Development Quotes

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Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical. — Amartya Sen

Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives. — Pandurang Shastri Athavale

This will enable us to catalyse green transition in the course of economic development and achieve greater development through green transition. — Xi Jinping

Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies. — Joseph Stiglitz

It will bring financial inclusion, investment, tourism, innovation and economic development for our country. — Nayib Bukele

The solution is to first create an integrated economic development and recreation plan that addresses the needs of the people who live and recreate in central Idaho. — Michael K. Simpson

To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. — Bobby Seale

There is a clear political desire to rebalance the British economy away from London towards the regions, and away from the services sector towards manufacturing. — Rishi Sunak

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. — Lawrence Summers

Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation. — Anna Lindh

Economic development quote The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Economic And Community Development Quotes

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Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally. — Christian Lous Lange

The surest path to safe streets and peaceful communities is not more police and prisons, but ecologically sounds economic development. And that same path can lift us to a new, green economy - one with the power to lift people out of poverty while respecting and repairing the environment. — Van Jones

States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities. — Corrine Brown

Economic development quote The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine's Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration's overall economic development strategy. — John Baldacci

Strengthening local airports in Iowa is important for economic development and improving the quality of life our rural areas and urban communities — Chuck Grassley

We encourage others to find a local Earth raper and make them pay for the damages they are inflicting on our communities... Furriers, meat packers, bosses, developers, rich industry leaders are all Earth rapers . We must inflict economic sabotage on all Earth rapers. — Craig Rosebraugh

Economic development quote Begin to be what you will be hereafter.
Begin to be what you will be hereafter.

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. — Gro Harlem Brundtland

Social And Economic Development Quotes

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The oil is a gift bestowed by God on the Arab nation, to use after centuries of poverty, backwardness and servitude - in raising its living standards, developing its economic, social and cultural conditions, and building up its own power to meet the challenges and conspiracies besetting it. — Saddam Hussein

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. — Ban Ki-moon

By 'socialism' I mean a classless society in which the State has disappeared, production is cooperative, and no man has political or economic power over another. The touchstone would be the extent to which each individual could develop his own talents and personality. — Dwight Macdonald

Economic development quote Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of the economic, political and social life of our nation. — John L. Lewis

I want to be remembered as someone who put India on the scientific map of the world in terms of large innovation. I want to be remembered for making a difference to global healthcare. And I want to be remembered as someone who did make a difference to social economic development in India. — Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Extending social and economic development throughout the world and eliminating nuclear weapons from military arsenals are two fundamental prerequisites to replacing the culture of war with a culture of peace, and building true security for all the world's people. — Douglas Roche

Economic development quote Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.
Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.

We try to avoid the single-building syndrome. You have to look at the big picture. If you try to put social and cultural development ahead of economic development, it doesn’t work. You have to do it all together. — Aga Khan IV

Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society. — Christian Lous Lange

The biggest challenge at the national level is to defeat communal forces for which the support of the Left parties was essential but the party is opposed to the Left in Kerala because UDF's aim is to ensure economic development and social harmony. — Sonia Gandhi

Whatever their limitations, Freud and Marx developed complex and subtle theories of human nature grounded in their observation of individual and social behavior. The crackpot rationalism of free-market economics merely relies on an abstract model of how people "must" behave. — Ellen Willis

What Is Economics Quotes

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We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities. — Ruhollah Khomeini

To deal with radicalism and extremism, we need to deal with economic inequality. This is what I learned from my experience in Solo and then in Jakarta. — Joko Widodo

Even the greatest economic thinkers have historically struggled to agree on an answer to the question 'What is money?' — Robert Breedlove

Economic development quote Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the steppin
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the stepping stones to success.

We will never know what anyone is really like, until everyone has economic security and doesn't have to answer to anyone else. — Jacque Fresco

Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they're not just about redistributing the goods. They're about figuring out what is good. — Marshall Ganz

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Economic development quote Good leaders develop ideas.Great leaders develop people.The best leaders develop
Good leaders develop ideas.Great leaders develop people.The best leaders develop new leaders.

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. — Simone Weil

Unless we understand what it is that leads to economic and financial instability, we cannot prescribe -- make policy -- to modify or eliminate it. Identifying a phenomenon is not enough; we need a theory that makes instability a normal result in our economy and gives us handles to control it. — Hyman Minsky

If you’ve relied on data and logic alone to make sense of the economy, you’d have been confused for a hundred years straight…So much of what happens in our economy is rooted in emotions, which can, at times, be nearly impossible to make sense of. — Morgan Housel

Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics. — Robert Teeter

Economic Growth Quotes

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We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both — Paul Polman

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Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are. — Phil Gramm

I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth. — Angela Merkel

Economic development quote Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop
Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop

We will become a global advocate for rainforest preservation and marine restoration. We will rethink development policies that promised economic growth while ignoring ecological sustainability, and ended up delivering neither. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Budget consolidation and economic growth are two sides of the same coin. — Angela Merkel

We need to gain an accurate understanding of what sustainable development means, put the people first, and strike a balance between economic growth, ensuring people’s well-being, and energy conservation and emissions reduction. — Xi Jinping

Economic development quote Courage is a muscle that you can develop.
Courage is a muscle that you can develop.

Having a lower tax, simpler, fairer, flatter tax system is something that can drive growth. — Rishi Sunak

We need peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. It is important to have political and security stability to build up our economic growth. — Joko Widodo

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. — Ronald Reagan

Education affects every major challenge we face in society. It creates economic growth, paves the way for peace and stability and helps erase the legacy of marginalization. — Shakira

Economic Progress Quotes

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History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster. — Douglas MacArthur

Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power. — Aldous Huxley

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns. — Jeff Bingaman

Economic development quote Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better form
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will become the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

National security is vital for economic and social progress. — Paul Kagame

Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress. — Helen Clark

But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time. — Bulent Ecevit

Economic development quote To double your success, triple what you spend on personal development and profes
To double your success, triple what you spend on personal development and professional learning. The person who know the most becomes the best.

We who live in free market societies believe that growth and prosperity, and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down. — Ronald Reagan

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. — John Clapham

Economic progress is the work of the savers, who accumulate capital, and of the entrepreneurs, who turn capital to new uses. — Ludwig von Mises

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil. — Joseph Schumpeter

Economic Policy Quotes

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The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah

[E]conomic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics — Ludwig von Mises

Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities. — Robert Nozick

Minimum wage law is the 'People's Fed.' Tie minimum wage to money supply. If there is pushback against this idea, then shut down the Fed and its ability to distort the economy, penalizing labor, or make the Fed's distortions available to all businesses and all workers. — Max Keiser

Food price inflation is running at 13% in Ireland. The people creating policy are laughably unserious. The government is borrowing money to give to farmers to destroy the food supply. This is Robert Mugabe economic policy. — Philip Pilkington

I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue. — Muhammad Yunus

Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy — what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows. — John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. — Milton Friedman

Trickle down economics is a fraud. Giving tax breaks to the rich and large corporations does not create jobs. It simply makes the rich richer, enlarges the deficit and increases income and wealth inequality. We need economic policies which benefit working families, not the billionaire class. — Bernie Sanders

I'm not much of an economic conservative, and I'm not conservative at all on foreign policy. — Tucker Carlson

Economic Prosperity Quotes

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If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication. — Kofi Annan

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. — Ernest Hemingway

A nation is not made wealthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it enriched by the economic prosperity of it's people. — Adam Smith

Big-government economics breeds crony capitalism. It's corrupt, anything but neutral, and a barrier to broad participation in prosperity. — Paul Ryan

The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity. — Barbara Boxer

Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Where educational deprivation exists, it breeds conflict and enables repression. — Wendy Kopp

We are committed to leveling up across every region and nation in the U.K. and that is why we are making the largest ever public investment into broadband. This investment delivers on our promises to the British people, boosting growth and prosperity across the country. — Rishi Sunak

It's a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system. — Vladimir Putin

Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity? — Paul Ryan

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. — Abdul Kalam

Economic Recovery Quotes

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Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. — Nancy Pelosi

It's a different kind of economic recovery. The kind where bankers steal trillions and you don't have a job. — Alex Jones

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. — Michelle Bachelet

Additional fiscal support could be costly, but worth it if it helps avoid long-term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery. — Jerome Powell

This economy will recover. And that means people will go back to work. Unemployment will get back down. — Jerome Powell

We were in a good place in February of 2020, and we think we can get back there, I would say, much sooner than we had feared. — Jerome Powell

But economic recovery must be earned. And it will be earned by entrepreneurs and it will be earned by small businesses. — Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Maintaining confidence in international trade will be critical to the broader economic recovery in the post-Covid world. — Liz Truss

First, we need to make all-out efforts to fight COVID-19. To emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and achieve steady economic recovery at an early date is the most pressing task for us. — Xi Jinping

This economic boycott is our means of self-defense. President Roosevelt has advocated its use in the National Recovery Administration. — Samuel Untermyer

Economic Change Quotes

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...climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well being, our security, and our economic development. It will lead to uncontrollable risks and dramatic damage if we do not take resolute countermeasures. — Angela Merkel

Africa's risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well. — Aliko Dangote

The Second World War changed everything. The U.S. was attacked by an increasingly militaristic Japan after Washington imposed economic sanctions on Tokyo that would have brought the country to its knees. — Tim Marshall

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In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability. — George Gilder

A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change. — Lester Thurow

We are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history- a change in the actual belief structure of Western society. No economic, political, or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind. By deliberately changing their images of reality, people are changing the world. — Willis Harman

Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action. — Malcolm Fraser

The coming change can only come through a revolution, because the possessing class will not allow a peaceful change to take place; still we are willing to work for peace at any price, except at the price of liberty. — Lucy Parsons

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty. — John Boyd Orr

There is clear empirical evidence that the response of EME financial markets to different shocks, including changes in U.S. interest rates, depends importantly on the state of economic fundamentals in the EMEs themselves. — Jerome Powell

Community Development Quotes

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Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop. — Dorothy Height

When it comes to nurturing professional relationships and developing a community, LinkedIn is one of the best resources. — Lewis Howes

We must strive to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. China's development benefits the world, and China cannot develop itself in isolation from the world. — Xi Jinping

Music has to be recognized as an…agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values - solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community and to express sublime feelings. — Jose Antonio Abreu

In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities. — Spencer Bachus

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. — Thomas Ehrlich

The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back. — Stephanie Tubbs Jones

As our cities have developed, they've built sometimes small villages or communities that were in place. And we've taken for granted all of that child care, the neighbourliness, the help that you get from people nearby. — Susan Oliver

As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. — Emily Greene Balch

Christian life is not realized in developing the personality or in shaping human community and somehow changing the world but in turning away from the world and becoming free of it. — Rudolf Bultmann

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More Economic Development Quotes

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Education makes us the human beings we are. It has major impacts on economic development, on social equity, gender equity. In all kinds of ways, our lives are transformed by education and security. Even if it had not one iota of effect [on] security, it would still remain in my judgment the biggest priority in the world. — Amartya Sen

The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization. — Joseph A. Schumpeter

In the face of the sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus, we have adhered to the supremacy of the people and the supremacy of life, adhered to dynamic zero-COVID, carried out the people's war, the overall war and defensive war against the epidemic, protected the people's life safety and physical health to the greatest extent, and achieved major positive results in the overall prevention and control of the epidemic, and economic and social development. — Xi Jinping

Further diversifying our economy is a key strategic focus of our future plans. It is therefore necessary to accelerate economic development efforts to continue building a leading global economy, to enhance our competitiveness and achieve the highest global rankings. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Development requires major source of unfreedom: poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities as well as systematic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities as well as intolerance or overactivity of repressive states. — Amartya Sen

Today, we have more than 110,000 men and women deployed in conflict zones around the world. They come from nearly 120 countries ... Thanks to their efforts, life-saving humanitarian assistance can be delivered and economic development can begin. — Ban Ki-moon

All my economic ideas as developed over twenty-five years can be summed up in the words: agricultural-industrial federation. All my political ideas boil down to a similar formula: political federation or decentralization. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

We must build a high-level socialist market economic system, adhere to and improve the basic socialist economic system, unswervingly consolidate and develop the public ownership system, unswervingly encourage and support the development of the privately owned economy, give full play to the decisive role of the market in the allocation of resources, and give better play to the role of the government. — Xi Jinping

The momentum of Asia's economic development is already generating massive pressures for the exploration and exploitation of new sources of energy and the Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to contain reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait, the Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea. — Zbigniew Brzezinski

I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea. — Jon Huntsman, Jr.

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. — Rod Blagojevich

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. — Anna Lindh

One of the things that people don't realize is that that natural beauty, those recreational forests, they have an economic development impact for the state as well. — Ed Rendell

We can't treat the matter of black economic empowerment as just the redistribution of existing wealth. It really has to focus on new investment, on growth, on development of employment and so on and so on. — Thabo Mbeki

The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century – every case of a poor nation that worked its way up to a more or less decent, or at least dramatically better, standard of living – has taken place via globalization, that is, by producing for the world market rather than trying for self-sufficiency. — Paul Krugman

The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of maintaining U.S. global hegemony with aggressive projections of military power. China has displaced the American Empire by deftly projecting, instead, economic power. Over the past decade, our country has spent trillions bombing roads, ports, bridges, and airports. China spent the equivalent building the same across the developing world. The Ukraine war is the final collapse of the Neocon's short-lived “American Century.” The Neocon projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost $8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle class, made a laughingstock of U.S. military power and moral authority, pushed China and Russia into an invincible alliance, destroyed the dollar as the global currency, cost millions of lives and done nothing to advance democracy or win friendships or influence. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nations economic viability. — Jim Clyburn

There is absolutely no single aspect of one's personality that is more important to develop than empathy, which is not a skill at which men typically are asked to excel. I believe empathy is not only the core of art, literature and music, but should also be at the core of society, from ethics to economics. — Chris Ware

The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude — Satish Kumar

The notion that aid can alleviate systemic poverty, and has done so, is a myth. Millions in Africa are poorer today because of aid; misery and poverty have not ended but increased. Aid has been, and continues to be, an unmitigated political, economic, and humanitarian disaster for most parts of the developing world. — Dambisa Moyo

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