"An ecological or harmonious civilization, a truly sustainable and ecologically sound society, will need to have certain basic characteristics. It will need to stop economic growth after basic human needs are satisfied. It will also need to promote, encourage, and reward the positive human traits of cooperation, sharing, empathy, and reciprocity. And it must operate with respect for, and care of, the environment—locally, regionally, and globally."
- excerpt from Monthly Review: "Harmony and Ecological Civilization, Beyond the Capitalist Alienation of Nature" by Fred Magnoff