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    government Quotes

    People do not choose a government that will bring the market within their control; instead, the market in every way conditions governments to bring the people within its control.
    tags: people control government
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    As the run-by-capital society of producers turned since into the run-by-capital society of consumers, I would say that the main, indeed "meta", function of the governments has become now to assure that it is the meetings between commodities and the consumers, and credit issuers and the borrowers, that regularly take place.
    tags: society government meeting
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    State governments seek local remedies for the globally fabricated deprivations and miseries in vain - just as the individuals-by-the-decree-of-fate (read: by the impact of deregulation) seek in vain the individual solutions to the socially fabricated life problems.
    tags: problem misery government
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Every government, every country, has the right to exercise force when necessary.
    tags: right government exercise
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for,Bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest.Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal,It blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven!To effect this I shall work now and ever more.
    tags: truth work law blessing government
    — Zoroaster
    We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government.
    tags: government standard
    — Zoe Lofgren
    I come to sing for the people, not for the government. God made the sunshine for everyone and made the moon for everyone. We have to follow his example so we have to play music for everyone too. We have a message, and in order for our message to reach the people, we have to play.
    tags: people music moon god government example
    — Ziggy Marley
    I've spent a lot of time in America since Sept. 11, 2001. Being here, I was noticing that the people, who in the '60s used to voice their opinions about their rights, are much different today. People are afraid to voice opposition to the government in a mass way.
    tags: time people right opinion government america afraid
    — Ziggy Marley
    I think the people should have a right to boycott whoever they want to boycott without the government making them into criminals and try to protect corporations from people. They should protect people from corporations.
    tags: people right government criminal
    — Ziggy Marley
    A poison can hardly be called safe if for some reason specific to me it's ineffective against, say, my body. But the power of story on the human mind is such that anecdote is often more persuasive than numbers. That's why news stories often concretize the impact of a change in government policy by following the story of one person.
    tags: people power human body government mind stories
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Thus, those who say they would have right without its correlate, wrong; or good government without its correlate, misrule, do not apprehend the great principles of the universe, nor the nature of all creation.
    tags: nature creation right government universe
    — Zhuangzi
    Our company has only been active in Beijing and Shanghai, two very market-dominated cities. This was an advantage. Land is purchased here in public auctions, in a transparent way. When you do real estate development outside Beijing and Shanghai it is good to have "guanxi" - good relations within the local government.
    — Zhang Xin
    Investors don't like uncertainty. The market is telling us that they need certainty, they need to see where the economy is heading. If the government is committed to continue the Open Door policy, they will need to come up with concrete policies and execution steps to increase confidence.
    tags: government confidence
    — Zhang Xin
    Los Angeles County government is a "Soviet-style system," with too many people only sort of in charge and no person sufficiently at the helm to take responsibility.
    — Zev Yaroslavsky
    There are some libertarians who are really anarchists, but others are more concerned about the distant relationship between themselves and power. They mistakenly think they want to get rid of government when instead they might just want to have greater access to power.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    You can have very big local government. By big, I mean very engaged government. Do you measure it in terms of the number of laws? Number of employees? You could make arguments for either one. I tend to think the axis of the size of government is the wrong concern. But I do think that situating power more locally is a legitimate approach.
    tags: power wrong government
    — Zephyr Teachout
    There is a long American tradition of suspicion of concentrated economic power because of its tendency to corrupt government and turn it from a democracy into a plutocracy.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    [T]ax cuts are not just something that all taxpayers deserve, but also the best way to curb government spending. It is the best kind of tax reform. If the money never reaches the table, Congress can't gobble it up.
    tags: government money tax congress
    — Zell Miller
    One of these days, someone smarter and younger and more articulate than I is going to get through to the American people just how really messed up the federal government has become. And when that happens, the American people are going to rise up like that football crowd in Cleveland and run both teams off the field.
    tags: people government football american
    — Zell Miller
    Truth can be sifted out from falsehood only if the government is vigorously and consistently cross-examined, so that the fundamental issues of the struggle may be clearly defined
    tags: truth struggle government fundamental
    — Zechariah Chafee
    This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.
    tags: world government goal
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.
    tags: people government
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war in Afghanistan, unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
    tags: conflict government war year
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    We cannot leap into world government through one quick step... The precondition for eventual and genuine globalization is progressive regionalization because by that we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units.
    tags: world government
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The Sunnis continue to see themselves, possibly for nostalgic reasons, as the most influential group and want a stronger central government - quite unlike minorities in other countries. The circumstances here are far more complex than many people in Washington imagine.
    tags: people government complex imagine
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    The national unity government will need to implement a program that brings all Iraqis together, builds a happy future for the people of Iraq, and gets Iraq to stand on its own feet.
    tags: people future government
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    A dialogue sounds like a great idea, but we don't think the government actually wants one. The royal family lied in 2011 when they said they were ready for dialogue. Now we have suffered even more and we will not give up our rights.
    tags: right government ideas
    — Zainab al-Khawaja
    The government is not doing anything to help the country to heal. The government is just making cosmetic changes.
    tags: help government
    — Zainab al-Khawaja
    Our plans for 'Superman?' I can't say. This is the most super secret thing ever. It's like working for the government, like I'm on a covert mission.
    tags: secret government
    — Zack Snyder
    There are many Sheriff Arpaios. People who have taken to local city, county, and state governments across the county the idea that immigrants are the problem. That immigrants are to blame.
    tags: people problem government ideas
    — Zack de la Rocha
    It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States.
    tags: fear people law community strategy military government artist
    — Zack de la Rocha
    I would not be the mere President of a Party. I feel bound to administer the government untrammeled by party schemes.
    tags: government
    — Zachary Taylor
    The Bible is the best of books, and I wish it were in the hands of every one. It is indispensable to the safety and permanence of our institutions. A free government can not exist without religion and morals, and there cannot be morals without religion. Especially should the Bible be placed in the hands of the young. It is the best school book in the world. I would that all our people were brought up under the influence of that holy book.
    tags: people world young wishes influence bible holy government school morals book
    — Zachary Taylor
    We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.
    — Zachary Quinto
    It didn't really change my opinion about [Edward] Snowden all that much, but I definitely feel like as a culture, it gave us information that generated a responsibility to protect ourselves as much as we can and also a responsibility to hold our government accountable to honoring our constitutional rights.
    — Zachary Quinto
    Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.
    tags: failure control service government school tax
    — Zach Wamp
    ...it's always been difficult for us to lead an examined life as a corporation. I've always felt like a company has the responsibility to not wait for the government to tell it what to do, or to wait for the consumer to tell it what to do, but as soon as it finds out it's doing something wrong, stop doing it.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    People have a right to violence, to rebel, to fight back. And given what the United States Government and Western powers have done to the third world, I feel that these countries should fight back.
    tags: people power world violence fight right government
    — Yuri Kochiyama
    Refugee problems can only be solved in the region (of origin) - maybe with a little help from the UN. Governments must provide something for their countries. They need to deliver.
    tags: problem help government
    — Yoweri Museveni
    Some people think that being in government for a long time is a bad thing. But the more you stay, the more you learn. I am now an expert in governance.
    tags: time people bad government learn
    — Yoweri Museveni
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