…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’