October 9, 2014

Quote of the Day

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money." -- Obomsawin
Posted on Facebook by a good friend: a very bright, PhD that used to work for me. I don't think I'll respond or engage, but I thought you all should enjoy this too.

UPDATE: Me? Shut up? Nah....

Pretty words. And yet, in the poor nations for the world, pollution is terrible. After achieving a certain per capita GDP, like climbing a Maslow pyramid, nations apply discretionary wealth to environmental issues. I fear Ms. Obomsawin did not appreciate the Kuznets Curve.

From the other side Posted by John Kranz at October 9, 2014 1:23 PM

"...you can't eat money" and you can't find a cure for Ebola in a tree or a fish or a river, no matter how pure.

Posted by: johngalt at October 9, 2014 2:01 PM | What do you think? [1]