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1. "As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences."
Author: Barry Unsworth
2. "We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
3. "People instinctively know the difference between something done with a profit motive and something done with a love motive."
Author: Philip Yancey
4. "Children get food shelter pocket money longholidays and love, all of it apparently free gratis, and most of the little fools think it's a sort of compensation for having been born. 'There are no strings on me!' They sang; but I, pinnoccio, saw the strings. Parents are impelled by the profit motive - nothing more, nothing less. For their attentions, they expected, from me, the immense dividend of greatness."
Author: Salman Rushdie
5. "Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world."
Author: Tom Scholz

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I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
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