Is all that matters GDP? In the pursuit of growth we flatten our history, heritage, landscape and cultures. Orchards have been bulldozed, markets gone, farms sold off and public squares. People who object are pushed to the margins. At the moment they don’t have the time and effort to extinguish this character. But it will be regenerated, because there is no other way.
Tesco want to know what you buy and when. CCTV cameras are everywhere. Corporations privatise our streets. Legislation forces the small guys out of business but does not touch the clones.
People are richer and have more technology but the sad thing is they are not as happy. Globalisation has destroyed the soul and our connection with nature. So what is the answer? We have the power as consumers. Don’t shop at the clone shops but support your local farmers and local markets and independent businesses owned by working men not multi-nationals.