“Poverty is a painful thing: it takes away people’s right to have hope. It takes away the possibility of believing in love, the possibility of thinking about the future.”
– Ayrton Senna in a 1991 interview with O Globo
“Maybe the most important thing to remember about GDP is it’s not a thing. It’s an idea. And that idea keeps changing. Just last year the U.S. tweaked the way it calculates GDP. And in an instant, the economy was $500 billion bigger.”
– NPR’s Planet Money: The Invention of ‘The Economy’
“Dickens, like Shakespeare, was both a writer of genius and a popular entertainer, proving that seriousness of purpose didn’t preclude accessibility.”
– Sunday Book Review: Are the New ‘Golden Age’ TV Shows the New Novels?
(Source: The New York Times)