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We see the alienation of people that is the result of the present machine orientated economy. 
We see true social security and the people's happiness being diminished in the name of economic progress. 
We caution therefore that large scale industries should only be pursued after careful and thorough consideration of the likely consequences upon the spiritual and social fabric of our people. 
There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that a significant number of people who live by the fruits of multi million dollar multi-national corporations live in misery, loneliness and spiritual poverty. 
We believe that since we are a rural people, our strength should be essentially in the land and in the use of our innate artistic talents.
- Actual deliberations quoted from Papua New Guinea's Constitutional Planning Committee in 1975. The year of Independence.