We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
E pluribus unum
A friend just sent me this link, about Sandra Cisneros' horror at being called "Hispanic" instead of "Latina." In the future, to avoid giving her offense, do NOT speak to her or her friends in Spanish, but address them only in Latin. (I already said all I had to say about this ridiculous and divisive debate in Hispanic Nation). For article about Cisneros' sensibilities, see Latinos or Hispanics?