The World Development Movement, to take just one example, is doing good work. Some political parties are, too.
How do we get democracy at the international level? That’s our problem. and it’s essentially the same problem people faced in the 18th Century when they tried to get democracy nationally. Now we need it internationally.
Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it’s much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration.
As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly not going to want to downgrade their own status.
Only around 2% of the earth’s surface is cultivatable land.
What’s immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands.
Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.
Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy. We’ve seen only the tiniest beginnings of that.
I used to work a lot on food issues and every time somebody predicted that production would be inadequate they got egg on their face a year or two later.
We have the most crude accounting tools. It’s tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn’t tell us the things that we need to know.