fuckyeahtrotskyism
To face reality squarely; not to seek the line of least resistance; to call things by their right names; to speak the truth to the masses, no matter how bitter it may be; not to fear obstacles; to be true in little things as in big ones; to base one’s program on the logic of the class struggle; to be bold when the hour for action arrives — these are the rules of the Fourth International.
Leon Trotsky, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International (1938)
moneyisnotimportant
moneyisnotimportant:

iloveoldmagazines:

Orange Coast
1980 Vol. 6, No. 6

Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.

moneyisnotimportant:

iloveoldmagazines:

Orange Coast

1980 Vol. 6, No. 6

Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.

“I am a whore, and I am paid very well for building high-rise buildings.”

These are challenging times for the profession, when our values are most severely tested. Our schools do a great job of preparing students for the science and art of our profession. It may be a cliché, but I truly believe that the rising generation of young men and women pursuing a career—not just a job—are equipped with a more robust toolkit than ever. Yet I wonder how well they are being prepared for the ethical challenges that they will certainly confront. I say this because I believe that ethics is not a way of thinking different, but at the heart—no, the soul—of what it means to be a professional.


These are questions that go beyond talent and technical expertise. What can be done is one thing; what ought to be done may be something quite different. The issues raised involve ethics, a discipline that unlike design is not collaborative but very much a personal matter that nevertheless has an impact on the entire profession and how we’re viewed by our clients and the public