Riches

Jean-Jacques Rousseau once blamed the nation state to be an atrocious invention because of its unsatisfiable character. A state never has a full stomach. It remains always hungry and thirsty. Thus it accumulates riches and in order to do so wages wars without limits (it has no belly that could possibly explode, it has no body that could possibly die). The accumulation of riches by individuals on the contrary reaches according to Rousseau its limits in bodily restraints. Our greed finds a natural barrier in a full stomach. Unfortunately Rousseau was wrong. Today some men (I don’t know whether there is a woman among them) are richer than the richest states. And they keep on accumulating riches even though their stomachs are full and they own already everything one can possibly imagine. They continue to accumulate, for who? For their kids (done), for the kids of their kids (done), for the kids of the kids of the kids of their kids? In the meanwhile the kids of their neighbours (maybe not the close ones) are starving. Pity, that even with a 100 billion Dollar one cannot buy a place in “Noah’s Ark of the future” to survive all natural catastrophes and wars.