“Technologically we now have [six billion billionaires] on Spaceship Earth who are entirely unaware of their good fortune. Unbeknownst to [us our] legacy is being held in probate by general ignorance, fear, selfishness, and a myriad of paralyzing professional, licensing, zoning, building laws and the like, as bureaucratically maintained by the incumbent power structures.”
— R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path
I never regarded R. Buckminster Fuller as a true revolutionary until I began reading his final book, Critical Path. The above quote from the preface clearly summarizes his position: The people in power are artificially maintaining the poverty of the world.
May this generation pull them and their political structures down.