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Barbara Ehrenreich
(1941-____) born on
Aug 26
US writer. She wrote "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses," 1972.
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!

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.
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 . . .
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.
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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