by Jonathan Granoff
October 18, 2010
The natural world has value independent of the markets of man, and we ignore this fact at our peril.
Corporations and states can no longer operate as if they are independent of the natural world. Nature will not bend beyond limits to fulfill corporate growth. Corporations, states and individuals must conform to the dictates of nature. Isn’t it time we developed a bit of humility? Without the billions of ants, the human community cannot survive. Yet without humans, ants will do just fine. An accurate perspective could do us all well.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.