“By now the [exploitive] revolution has deprived the mass of consumers of any independent access to the staples of life: clothing, shelter, food, even water. Air remains the only necessity that the average user can still get for himself, and the revolution has imposed a heavy tax on that by way of pollution.”

Wendell Berry, Unsettling of America

Jaclyn Bruntfield writes about Wendell Berry’s words of warning in Unsettling of America in 1977 and the Occupy Wall Street movement today.