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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.
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.
As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly not going to want to downgrade their own status.
Cost recovery is the polite way of saying, make families pay to educate their children.
I'm a radical reformist, because between where we are and where I want to go there's a great deal of work, and I won't see the end of this.
It seems to be the thing now that young people are getting back into politics.
Only around 2% of the earth's surface is cultivatable land.
There are a lot of people who don't contribute anything to consumption and production.
If we wait for the U.S. to do something, we will be waiting for a very long time. It's Europe, it's Australia, it's the other developed and middle developing countries that have got to do the job.
Markets can't think about anything beyond about three months. This is very long-term for markets, which is why the important things in life have got to be taken outside of the marketplace.
The natural capital is not income, but we spend our natural capital as if it were revenue, as if it were going to come back next year without any problems, whereas these renewals in nature can take hundreds of years.
This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place. The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process.
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