A90-year-old World War II veteran argued that the neo-liberal period of economic policy-making is the anathema to what the soldiers had sacrificed for during that war.
"The problem with society, today, is not lack of money or debt but lack of ideas, lack of commitment by our government to realize that its constituents are the people, not city bankers and hedge fund managers whose loyalty is to their ledger books rather than to the community. I don’t know if we will come out of this present darkness. Perhaps humanity will simply retreat into the caves whence our ancestors came because we were cowed by self-serving political parties and dubious leaders of business."
Neither the one nor the other seems like even having the slightest idea of what wealth is for. So the real waste, with which we are confronted today, is not the waste of money, but the waste of opportunities for people.