“The dominant politicians, corporate officers, and investors who believed this proposition did not acknowledge that the prosperity* was limited to a tiny percentage of the world’s people, and to an ever smaller number of people even in the United States; that it was founded upon the oppressive labor of poor people all over the world; and that its ecological costs increasingly threatened all life, including the lives of the supposedly prosperous.”

~Wendell Berry (Thoughts in the Presence of Fear)

*Referring to points I. and II. which state that on September 11, 2001 an “unquestioning technological and economic optimism ended…” and that the “optimism rested on the proposition that we were living in a ‘new world order’ and a ‘new economy’ that would ‘grow’ on and on…”


~ by Lex on December 16, 2009.

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