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Barbara Ehrenreich
(1941-____) born on
Aug 26
US writer. She wrote "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses," 1972.
         
   
F
Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production --only to produce a race of bed-wetters!

R
So why do people keep on watching? The answer, by now, should be perfectly obvious: we love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist.
A
Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's privacy, self-respect, and interior decorating scheme. For example, men could be imported from the developing countries . . .
N
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.
K
That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing --the truly democratic thing about it --is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "The Great Syringe Tide" (1991; first published as Mother Jones, 1988).
R: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Spudding Out" (1991; first published 1988), of "couch potatoes."
A: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Tales of the Man Shortage" (1991; first published in Mother Jones, 1986).
N: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "The Cult of Busyness" (1991; first published 1985).
K: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "How You Can Save Wall Street" (1991; first published 1988).
   


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