The Planet Whimpers

It never occurred to us that it might not be a bang, but a whole bunch of whimpers that would do us in: too many cars and too many smokestacks and too many suburbs and too many malls and too many inner cities and too many toxins and too many sneakers made in too many sweatshops and too many mortgages and too many hamburgers and too many antibiotics and too much N-P-K fertilizer and too much pesticide and herbicide and too many rural communities collapsing and too many small and midsize farmers giving up the ghost.”

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch

From the introduction:

We have to find a new form of economy, an economy that knows how to govern its limits, an economy that respects nature and acts at the service of man, a situation where political and humanistic choices govern the economy and not the other way around. We have to discover new economic relationships that move at a more natural pace.

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