"In light of this, perhaps we should regard such countries not as underdeveloped, but rather as appropriately developed. And maybe we need to start calling on rich countries to justify their excesses." here
"A far cry from the market-is-king model of capitalism, it inspired the recently revised Ecuadorian constitution, which now reads: 'We ... hereby decide to build a new form of public coexistence, in diversity and in harmony with nature, to achieve the good way of living.'"
"According to buen vivir, humans are never owners of the earth and its resources, only stewards."
"Small-scale production has a number of benefits: it's more likely to reflect and enhance local culture, to include local people and to protect the local environment. Importantly, it also has a higher probability of serving local needs too." here
"The appetite of countries such as ours for [quinoa] has pushed up prices to the extent that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia, for whom it was once a nourishing staple food, can no longer afford to eat it." here