You Rich…

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

– St. Ambrose, ‘On Naboth’