13 Oct '11, 3pm

Quote of the Day: David Suzuki on #OccupyWallStreet

Quote of the Day: David Suzuki on #OccupyWallStreet

Why have governments spent trillions of dollars in taxpayers' money to bail out financial institutions, many of which fought any notion of government regulation or social assistance, while doing nothing for people who had life savings wiped out or lost homes through foreclosure? And why have governments not at least demanded that the institutions demonstrate some ecological and social responsibility in return? [..] Why are we rapidly exploiting finite resources and destroying precious natural systems for the sake of short-term profit and unsustainable economic growth? What will we do when oil runs out or becomes too difficult or expensive to extract if we haven't taken the time to reduce our demands for energy and shift to cleaner sources? Why does our economic system place a higher value on disposable and often unnecessary goods and services than on the things we really n...

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