A rising tide drowns those with no yachts

Written by David Korten

The idea that economic growth will bring up the bottom and finance environmental restoration has no substance.  The so-called rising tide lifts only the yachts and swamps the desperate, naked swimmers struggling for survival, and no amount of money can heal the environment in the face of unrestrained growth in material consumption.

David Korten, Agenda for a New Economy, 2d. ed., p.42 

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