“In the evening I walked to Cromford and saw the children coming from their work. These children had been at work from 6 o’clock in the morning and it was now 7 o’clock in the evening.” Joseph Farington, 22nd August 1801 (diary entry) Shopping for a cotton shirt will never be quite the same for me, […]
Tag: Industrial Revolution
“In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin In every age, there is a tipping point that […]
“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings Stories are the way in which we give meaning to our reality within the context of time, location and circumstances. It is the conduit that brings new ideas and […]
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works We had to give up our cell phones, digital cameras – even our watches. The risk was too high, they said. There were dangerous gases and an electronic spark could cause an explosion. Even with that […]
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows We say that life is priceless, yet over the years, we have devised ways in which to calculate the economic value of a human life. Consider the human capital approach which takes the […]
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