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Scott Nearing

Scott Nearing (1915)
Born August 6, 1883
Morris Run, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Died August 24, 1983(1983-08-24) (aged 100)
Harborside, Maine
Cause of death Fasting
Nationality U.S.
Education PhD in Economics (1909)
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation radical economist, educator, writer
Years active 1905-1982
Known for political activist, author, and advocate of simple living
Movement Socialism, Communism
Spouse(s) Nellie Marguerite Seeds Nearing;
Helen Nearing
Children John Scott
Robert Nearing (adopted}

Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind.
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.
Scott Nearing
Your government is no longer mine.
War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.
Scott Nearing
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
Scott Nearing