“I am extremely focused these days, in my own thoughts, on the importance of empathy and perspective.”
[Redistribution] isn’t what people want or need, they actually need and want to work, to be productive contributors in society, to be able to support their own families and communities.
“Everyone should read the journal until there’s something that’s made them angry, in a sense, there’s something they’ve agreed with, and there’s something they’ve found unexpected.”
The grand irony of the show lies in viewers’ failure to recognize their own complicity.
“Below the events in the news, or the surface of these events, are structures that matter at least as much if not more.”
“I tell people that we may be 10 percent of the population, but we should be 100 percent of the voice on the walls.”
Anywhere there's upward mobility happening in the country, it's generally a combination of local factors that you can't control with national policy.
“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”