Friday 12 September 2008

small brother

Big Brother panders to greed, vanity and voyeurism, says Edward Skidelsky. And from a liberal standpoint, there's nothing that can be said against it. But there's a new ethics emerging,

'One small example can be found at Tinker's Bubble, Somerset. Here, a small community of environmentalists farm 40 acres of woodland, orchards and pasture. The land is held in common. No grid electricity or fossil fuel is used; power comes from solar panels and a wood-fuelled steam engine. The community's aim is to "live lightly on the earth"—to contribute as little as possible to the portending environmental catastrophe.'

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