Let us remember…

…The cities, with all their wealth, are merely secondary producers, while primary production, the precondition of economic life, takes place in the countryside. To restore a proper balance between city and rural life is perhaps the greatest task in front of modern man. It is not simply a matter of raising agricultural yields so as to avoid world hunger. There is no answer to the evils of mass unemployment and mass migration into cities, unless the whole of rural life can be raised, and this requires the development of an agro-industrial culture, so that each district, each community, can offer a colourful variety of occupations to its members.

E.F. Schumacher in Small is Beautiful

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Posted on September 16, 2004, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Strange that you should mention this, for there was an article in today’s paper about how half the world would be living within 25 cities by 2050 AD!

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