The divine impeccability of the immortal [Soviet] State turned out not only to have suppressed individual human beings but also to have defended them, to have comforted them in their weakness, to have justified their insignificance. The State had taken on its own shoulders the entire weight of responsibility; it had liberated people from the chimera of conscience.
I believe that it is my right and responsibility as an American to question our government when our government is wrong. I'm not one of the immature patriots who say my country right or wrong because my country is wrong now, and my country-the policies of my country are responsible for killing tens of thousands of innocent people, and I won't stand by and let that happen anymore.
Invest in low-turnover, passively managed index funds. . . and stay away from profit-driven investment management organizations. . . The mutual fund industry is a colossal failure. . . resulting from its systematic exploitation of individual investors. . . as funds extract enormous sums from investors in exchange for providing a shocking disservice. . . Excessive management fees take their toll, and manager profits dominate fiduciary responsibility.