When rich speculators prosper
while farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn –
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Taken from: Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, verse 53 (Translated by Stephen Mitchell, copyright 1988)