There are a lot of people who don’t contribute anything to consumption and production.
Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn’t collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded.
There is no degree of human suffering which in and of itself is going to bring about change. Only organisation can change things.
I think the market is always going to be around. The goal is not to say, let’s get rid of the market, because the market does render a huge number of services, and I don’t want to have a fight about the price of something every time I buy a book or a bottle of water.
The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction.
The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.
Much of what is called investment is actually nothing more than mergers and acquisitions, and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally accompanied by downsizing.
What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax, which means that you and I pay more because we’re rooted somewhere, they’ve got our address, right?
If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees.
There’s people coming in who’ve never done any politics at all, who’ve never been in a trade union, they’ve never been in a political party, they’ve never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency.