Friday, January 09, 2009


The following is a paragraph from a very interesting analysis of the interrelation of governments, monopolies and a bruised environment.

"Is there a parable for our times in this odd milkshake of banana, blood and fungus? For a hundred years, a handful of corporations were given a gorgeous fruit, set free from regulation, and allowed to do what they wanted with it. What happened? They had one good entrepreneurial idea—and to squeeze every tiny drop of profit from it, they destroyed democracies, burned down rainforests, and ended up killing the fruit itself." — Johann Hari

Read the whole banana here.

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