"The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us."
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."Arlie Russell Hochschild on Henry Ford
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."Arlie Russell Hochschild on Benjamin Franklin
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."Arlie Russell Hochschild on Albert Camus
"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."Arlie Russell Hochschild on Jim Rohn
"Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."Arlie Russell Hochschild on Will Rogers
"Here is a new car, a new iPhone. We buy. We discard. We buy again. In recent years, we've been doing it faster."
"And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams."
"Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity."
"Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done."
"In response to our fast-food culture, a 'slow food' movement appeared. Out of hurried parenthood, a move toward slow parenting could be growing. With vital government supports for state-of-the-art public child care and paid parental leave, maybe we would be ready to try slow love and marriage."