Readers reeling from the effects of the most recent financial Armageddon may feel that the Universe needs some new masters.By this he perhaps means that we need to give even more power to politicians and bureaucrats. But I bet they have physiologically-based minds too.
In another book review in the same issue Tom MacMillan, who says that we must thank government social programs for hunger reduction, defends consuming locally grown food with the argument that
[A]bove a certain point, growth in gross domestic product is not correlated with improved well-being. At the core of progressive locavore thinking are efforts to address this by questioning the association between material consumption and prosperity, pushing use of renewable resources and reducing economic inequalities.Minds are funny.