In Quotes: Banning Bloggers’ Books, the Origin of Wealth, and Yeasty Catholics


| 3/13/2009 2:25:44 PM


Tags: Great Writing, In Quotes, New Humanist, Threepenny Review, America, Oxford American,

we're all made of sunlight“The dollar isn’t the basic economic unit. It’s sunlight. It’s all sunlight: we’re made of sunlight: every dollar paid across for steak and broccoli, and every mile traveled in an SUV, is translatable from calories of incident solar radiation on the planet, origin of wealth, origin of economic goods, stored as petroleum, stored as sugar.”

—Louis B. Jones, “Table Talk,” from the Threepenny Review

 

“If we can ban visitors as threats to public safety, could we not also ban books as dangers to public sanity? . . . Might we not indeed go further and implement a general prohibition on bloggers writing books?”

—Stephen Howe, “Blog Standard,” from New Humanist (not yet available online)