Frasi di Johann Hari
Data di nascita: 21. Gennaio 1979
Johann Hari , scrittore e giornalista britannico.
Frasi Johann Hari
„Si iscrisse ad un'altra scuola, ma fu espulso per aver completato il curriculum di due anni in quattro mesi, lasciandosi dietro, in maniera imbarazzante, gli altri ragazzi ricchi. London si sentiva umiliato e arrabbiato. Subito dopo partì per l'Artico canadese, in cui si diceva che ci fosse l'oro. Vide i cercatori d'oro del suo gruppo morire annegati, di freddo e di scorbuto. A ventidue anni giurò che se fosse sopravvissuto sarebbe diventato uno scrittore, ad ogni costo.“
„We have been living in an ideological bubble — one of market fundamentalism.From the trauma of the Great Depression to 1973, there was a broad consensus across the democratic world that markets were absolutely essential to generate wealth, but they will also cause all sorts of problems if they are left unregulated. Economists like JM Keynes and JK Galbraith taught us that if you abolish markets, you get starvation; but if you abolish all the democratic checks and balances on markets, you get a system that eats itself. Unregulated businesses will cause unsustainable levels of pollution and inequality, and ultimately start pursuing unhinged business models that cause the whole system to collapse.“
— Johann Hari
[http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=1269 "Has Market Fundamentalism Had Its Day?"], The Independent (2008-03-20).
„The outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe became a symbol of that country's collapse — but who noticed the spread of cholera across Iraq? The McCainiacs chorused that "the surge worked" — but a study by the journal Environment and Planning found the truth. Between 2003 and 2007, Iraq was ripped by a massive ethnic cleansing. The mixed Sunni-Shia areas were destroyed. By the time the surge started, there was nobody left to purge: the country was carved into ethnically homogeneous neighbourhoods. All the surge did was build vast concrete walls between the collapsing hoods, cementing the cleansing. That's success?“
— Johann Hari
[http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-what-did-we-misjudge-in-2008-1202269.html "What did we misjudge in 2008?,"] The Independent (2008-12-18).
„The lamest defence I could offer — one used by many supporters of the war as they slam into reverse gear — is that I still support the principle of invasion, it's just the Bush administration screwed it up. … The evidence should have been clear to me all along: the Bush administration would produce disaster.“
„We now have a global business system that is virtually unregulated, with trade unions crippled and politicians largely bought by the super-rich to serve their interests. And what is the result? Inequality has returned to 1920s levels, and movement between the classes has collapsed. We have bank runs unseen in a century. And now even senior Wall Street figures mutter — with only a hint of hyperbole — about a looming Depression and "the worst crisis since 1929." All we need now is rising unemployment and Zelda and F Scott Fitzgerald boozily waltzing through Wall Street, and we are back where this story began.“
— Johann Hari
"Has Market Fundamentalism Had Its Day?," The Independent (2008-03-20).