The establishment of a legal framework which can set clear boundaries and ensure the protection of ecosystems has become indispensable; otherwise, the new power structures based on the techno-economic paradigm may overwhelm not only our politics but also freedom and justice.
54. It is remarkable how weak international political responses have been. The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain that our politics are subject to technology and finance.
We’ve figure out reasonable systems for keeping states from trampling and crushing us. We currently have very little in place to keep the super-rich from trampling and crushing us. Rather, states have become tools for the rich to trample and crush us and even the progress we made against that is being undone.