"Capitalism is inimical to human health and well-being because it rolls like this: 'If you fit into the right market demographic and can afford to pay, you get the goods. If not, tough luck. Tough luck for you, tough luck for your community, tough luck for the planet.' "
John Pedler, a former British diplomat, served in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia between the French War and the American war, where he was a war correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph. In the following excerpt from his book, A Word Before Leaving, he shares what many in diplomacy have come privately to believe.