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Nobel prize winners open letter to Gorbachev

 

Nobel prize winners open letter to Gorbachev + Prof Joseph Stiglitz dissertation on inelastic assets

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” – Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard

“Miracles open up a gap in which a more intense or creative or daring action can take place.” Susan Sontag.

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” – Thomas Paine

“I was no more than five when I became a herd-boy, looking after sheep and calves in the fields. I discovered the almost mystical attachment that the Xhosa have for cattle, not only as a source of food and wealth, but as a blessing from God and a source of happiness.” – Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

“Our system is this: once you use land, that land belongs to you. But you have not bought it. You cannot sell it to someone. The land belongs to the people, but everything on that land is yours ” – Joshua Nkomo, vice President of Zimbabwe (died 1999).

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