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    A lot of people think, particularly the people who have benefited, that they're entitled to the fruits of their abilities, their labor.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: people 
     
    I think that the sense of inefficacy and inevitability comes not from thinking the rich are going to have all the educational advantages. No, I think it comes from the sense that politically, the wealthy have overwhelming power in this society and there's nothing, say a lot of people, that we can do about it. That is simply wrong
    — Paul Solman
    One guy can't create a field, but you can get people thinking.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: people  thinking 
     
    One of our needs in a very complex society, where we encounter more people every day than probably our ancestors encountered over their whole lifetime, is our need to very rapidly evaluate other people. And one of the most potent ways of doing that is through our automobiles. So, a car isn't just a thing. It's a set of symbols and associations that we have to figure out in order to understand how we navigate our social worlds with that car.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: people  society  world  complex 
     
    Donald Trump says he'll cut taxes and that will make the more productive members of our society more productive still and that he'd create more jobs.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: society  hell  job  tax 
     
    In the country, our best years economically were from the 1940s into the 1970s, when we had the best public works - we call it infrastructure today - in the history of the world. Highways, bridges, water and sewer, community colleges and medical research. We don't do that the way we used to.
    — Paul Solman
    Today, the U.S. fleet has shrunk to just four main carriers, which control 80 percent-plus of the U.S. market. No wonder passengers are at the mercy of the major airlines: flights jam-packed, routes slashed, service to smaller airports dumped.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: control  wonder  service  mercy 
     
    Maybe the discipline in North America is just consolidation, right? I mean, it may be that if there were more vigorous pursuit of antitrust in America, there would have more competitors competing on price, and then airlines wouldn't be making any money again.
    — Paul Solman
    America isn't Wollman Rink, but I think almost everybody watching, and certainly the people who voted for him, have had frustrating experiences with bureaucrats and bureaucracy, private as well as public, pushing them around.
    — Paul Solman
    To make America great is about, hey, this country's in trouble. By doing things the old-fashioned way, I'm going to bring in people, deal-makers, who know how to change things dramatically.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: people  america 
     
    I have heard that the most valuable thing in today's world, postindustrial world, is the human being's attention and how to get it.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: world  human  attention 
     
    Having gone through the civil rights struggle, having gone through the anti-Vietnam War struggle, by the time I was in my 20s, I had something that the current generation doesnt have. And that is a sense of efficacy.
    — Paul Solman
    tags: time  right  struggle  gone  war 
     
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