A state seems as if it were a large cargo ship with a loose load. When the ship tilts, all the cargo leans to one side and the ship sinks.

E. F. Schumacher



The economist says that when the economy swallowed national borders and "stop the human-like viewpoints except the economy", the cohesion in society collapses and its structure becomes "brittle and unstable". When forces between the state and individuals, such as unions, community groups, associations and universities, wither, individuals are also fiddled by the market like floating weeds. From "Small Is Beautiful" (translated by Keizo Kojima and Tsutomu Sakai)


"January 3  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"