When last we saw it, it was gleaming in the sun, surrounded by clear, blue-green waters, and covered in forests and farmland, with a few small cities and towns, and no big box stores and no chains of any kind. Chains. That word carries multiple meanings, especially in the age of shareholder corporatism . . .
One of the key distortions in the world today is the way we allocate wages, and the way we value certain kinds of work above others. This creates enormous inequalities and imbalances across the planet, and is the root of social, economic and environmental injustice. Egalitaria would diverge radically from the system currently in place. It would not value work or time the way it is valued in the larger world, beyond the Blessed Isle. It would value all work, and respect personal time, and would not privilege any walk of life. The highest value would be one’s contribution to … Click to continue . . .