Frasi di Johann Hari
Data di nascita: 21. Gennaio 1979
Johann Hari , scrittore e giornalista britannico.
Frasi Johann Hari
„[…] Una delle figure più intriganti e bizzarre della storia americana, una figura ad un tempo eccitante e ripugnante. Durante i suoi quaranta anni di vita fu il figlio "bastardo" di una spiritualista con tendenze suicide che viveva in uno slum, un bambino lavoratore, un pirata, un barbone, un socialista rivoluzionario, un razzista vagheggiante il genocidio, un cercatore d'oro, un corrispondente di guerra, un milionario, un depresso con manie suicide, e per qualche tempo anche lo scrittore più popolare d'America.“
„For all the chatter that Britain has moved beyond class, recent studies have found that it determines the life chances of British people more today than at any point since the Second World War… A child born into a rich family in Britain will almost certainly live and die rich, while a child born into a poor family will almost certainly live and die poor.“
„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 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
"Has Market Fundamentalism Had Its Day?" http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=1269, The Independent (2008-03-20).
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„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
"What did we misjudge in 2008?," http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-what-did-we-misjudge-in-2008-1202269.html The Independent (2008-12-18).
„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).