"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Affluence as Poverty
"Can affluence be a form of poverty?" asks evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, suggesting that "the affluence of modern society is eroding our capacity to cooperate at any scale, small or large" — Rich Man, Poor Man.