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Charles A. Reich Quotes

Organizations are not really "owned" by anyone. What formerly constituted ownership was split up into stockholders rights to share in profits, managements power to set policy, employees right to status and security, governments right to regulate. Thus older forms of wealth were replaced by new forms.
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The corporate state is an immensely powerful machine, ordered, legalistic, rational, yet utterly out of human control, wholly and perfectly indifferent to any human values.

— Charles A. Reich

Technology and production can be great benefactors of man, but they are mindless instruments, and if undirected they careen along with a momentum of their own. In our country, they pulverize everything in their path - the landscape, the natural environment, history and tradition, the amenities and civilities, the privacy and spaciousness of life, much beauty, and the fragile, slow-growing social structures that bind us together.

— Charles A. Reich

The machine itself has begun to do the work of revolution. The State is now generating forces that will accomplish what no revolutionaries could accomplish by themselves.

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Marx saw exploitation in terms of the rewards of human labor, but we can see it in terms of all the values of our society.

— Charles A. Reich

Perhaps the greatest and least visible form of impoverishment caused by the Corporate State is the destruction of community.

— Charles A. Reich

Organizations are not really "owned" by anyone. What formerly constituted ownership was split up into stockholders' rights to share in profits, management's power to set policy, employees' right to status and security, government's right to regulate. Thus older forms of wealth were replaced by new forms.

— Charles A. Reich

My goal in life is to make people think. If I do that, I've been a success.

— Charles A. Reich

Technology has deprived the family of almost all its functions.

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The great crime of our time, says Vonnegut, was to do too much good secretly, too much harm openly.

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Once a person reaches Consciousness III, there is no returning to a lower consciousness.

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Surely this new age is not a repudiation of, but a fulfillment of, the American dream. What were the machines for, unless to give man a new freedom to choose how he would live?

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Innocence and optimism have one basic failing: they have no fundamental depth.

— Charles A. Reich

We do not see it because we can not afford to-because the truth is too explosive.

— Charles A. Reich

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