Friday, April 02, 2010

How real is world economy?

"And the worst thing that has emerged out of the economic and ecological crises of the last few decades is of course our failure to live in the real world. We live in a world of fantasy, a world where there is endless material resource to be exploited. A world in which it is possible to change the destiny of millions of people by financial transactions happening in mid air.

That is not the real world and I do take some offence when some people say “Oh you theologians and people who talk about ideals and values don’t live in the real world.” I see plenty of evidence of others, other decision makers not living in the real world in that sense."
(Rowan Williams, Speech from the closing session of the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, 31st January 2010)
Can't help but to say 'Amen'.

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