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Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller, now 87, is a one-man global institution: the genial grandfather of American inventiveness, the man who geodesically squared the circle, the best-known American thinker alive.

— From December 1982
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Legally Piggly

When I was young, there were people whom everybody knew to be very “wealthy.” Nobody had the slightest idea of what the “wealth” consisted. “Rich” people sometimes had their own private banks — as, for instance, J.P. Morgan and Company. Ordinary people rushed to deposit their earnings in the wealthy people’s banks.

December 1982
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