Archive forOctober 2009 - Peter Sibbald's Blog About Photography and Filmmaking

Great Late Breaking News!

My show, Elegy for a Stolen Land will be opening at the Art Gallery of Peterborough on November 6th! This is an updated and expanded version from my exhibition that launched at Harbourfront Centre last January. The public reception begins at 7:00 p.m., November 6, 2009, at the Art Gallery of Peterborough,  250 Crescent Street, Peterborough ON CANADA K9J 2G1. Phone 705 743 9179.

For more information, please visit the AGP’s web site.

…Or to see this body of work on line, please visit my web site.

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Adam Smith—When Businessmen Propose Any New Law

Tim Flannery is the author of the global best-seller The Weather Makers‘s and his newest book,  Now or Never. His latest favourite quote is:

“The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.”

Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations, vol. 1, pt. xi, p.10(1776)

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