You Rich…

…how far will you push your frenzied greed? Are you alone to dwell on the earth?… Earth at its beginning was for all in common, it was meant for rich and poor alike; what right do you have to monopolize the soil? Nature knows nothing of the rich; all are poor when she brings them forth. Clothing and gold and silver, food and drink and covering – we are born without them all; naked she receives her children into the womb, and no one can enclose one’s acres there.

– Ambrose of Milan, “On Naboth”