Scott Nearing (1915)
|Born||August 6, 1883
Morris Run, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
|Died||August 24, 1983
|Cause of death||Fasting|
|Education||PhD in Economics (1909)|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||radical economist, educator, writer|
|Known for||political activist, author, and advocate of simple living|
|Spouse(s)||Nellie Marguerite Seeds Nearing;
Robert Nearing (adopted}
We believed it was better to pay as you go than it was to pay your bills by borrowing and laying up debts for another day. To pay as you go, that policy is a safer business policy and a saner business policy, and we thought it was a saner national policy.
War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.