"I can tell you that too much money is corrupting American politics. Don't blame the American public. The U.S. Supreme Court has a lot to answer for, because it has made it impossible for Congress to reduce the corrupting influence of money on American political life."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Peter Singer on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Peter Singer on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Peter Singer on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Peter Singer on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Peter Singer on Joseph Stalin
"I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field it's in contention with a lot of different things."
"Interest in business ethics courses has surged, and student activities at leading business schools are more focused than ever before on making business serve long-term social values."
"Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing."
"Do business managers have a commitment to anything more than the success of their company and to making money? It would be hard to say that they do. Indeed, many business leaders deny that there is any conflict between self-interest and the interests of all."
"When fish experience something that would cause other animals physical pain, they behave in ways suggestive of pain, and the change in behaviour may last several hours."