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Quote of the Day (October 31, 2009)

October 31, 2009

Quotemarks "We live in tumultuous and challenging times; we can stand on the edge of the precipice. We can fall headlong into an abyss of unprecedented poverty, shrinking opportunities, environmental devastation, and increased social turmoil. Or we can embrace our current set of crises as an opportunity. As we are forced to cope with food shortages, high fuel costs, a shrinking middle class, growing wealth divides, global migrations, and cataclysmic environmental events, so too must we face changing the social world because we cannot afford merely to tinker with the consequences of these problems. We must move more deeply into the roots of these challenges in order to solve them...."

-- Maya Wiley, executive director, Center for Social Inclusion

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Posted by Daniel F. Bassill  |   October 31, 2009 at 05:22 PM

I fully agree with the quote and support it with my own actions.

However, it would be great to see this comment, and the thinking behind it, coming from thousands of business CEOs, celebrities, and media executives who have greater influence on the movement of wealth to support social benefit endeavors.

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    — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States

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