Saturday, May 25, 2019

Extraordinary Discourse 433

Torch/Torque the Noggin

In what lies the significance of human life in which machine power has grown to be the destructive factor that it now is in the hands of the Money Power? There will come a universal margin of leisure, greater rational freedom for the individual than any known by previous civilizations - but that only if the creative artist is there in his true place, the machine in his hand as a tool. Money should have no power whatever in itself. Employment is not enough! What a man [sic] wants, if democracy works, is not so much employment as freedom to work at what he believes in, what he likes to do.
Frank Lloyd Wright,
The Living City, 1963

Recommended: On Being, with Krista Tippett, for great conversations.
                          CBC's Tapestry, with Mary Hynes, same.