Monday, January 28, 2008

unnecessary needs

"The cultivation and expansion of needs is the antithesis of wisdom. It is also the antithesis of freedom and peace. Every increase of needs tends to increase one's dependence on outside forces...only by a reduction of needs can one promote a genuine reduction in those tensions which are the ultimate causes of strife and war."

-E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered 1973