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“Instead of pretending at trying to eradicate poverty we should be learning to perfect it. The goal should not be ‘sustainable growth’ but sustainable poverty. Wherever poverty means starvation, humiliation and ignorance the definition of the word ‘poverty’ has gone wrong. Not being able to afford a Ferrari should not equal death: quite the opposite. Poverty should mean the time and freedom to think, play, live. Birds exist in poverty but they sing and they fly. Nature is poverty; the pursuit of the accumulation of wealth is a neurosis.”

—PASTOR PRIME in ’69

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