Friday, March 18, 2016

about the city

city wisdom

maybe why people in cities
tend to believe more in government’s responsibility
is how obvious it is 
that collective organization is vital for a city to work,
some way to coordinate, direct, control,

the counter argument to government as the control mechanism
asserts that the “invisible hand” of the market is better,

I know enough business theory to know
that each business only overtly seeks to maximize profit,
that conditions of safety, the future, worker rights
must be as super-ego to the id of profit,

a cancer is unregulated growth,
our relationship to the earth should be more benign.

by Henry H. Walker
March 9, ‘16

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