Saturday, June 30, 2007

Woody Guthrie would not recognize Our Land anymore as the Rich Have Priced the Outdoors out of Everyone Else's Hands

Barbara Ehrenreich sees through the trees and grasps the forest of increasingly limited access to not only the natural landscape, the American birthright. She also reveals how the current culture of wealth has created a poverty of imagination and its deadening impact. If it's beautiful, only the rich can afford to enjoy it. The naturally beautiful landscapes are becoming inaccessible to all but the most wealthy. She rightly sees what has happened to Key West and other formerly appealing destinations as being destroyed by the wealthy elite, who have no regard for what they are transforming unless it lifts them above the unwashed they step over. Read her article at the digg link. -MS

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