There is the basis of our physical life

The land! That is where our roots are. There is the basis of our physical life. The farther we get away from the land, the greater our insecurity.
From the land comes everything that supports life, everything that we use for the service of physical life. The land has not collapsed or shrunk in either extend or productivity. It is there waiting to honor all the labor we are willing to invest in it, and able to tide us across any local dislocation of economic conditions. No unemployment insurance can be compared to an alliance between man and a plot of land.
- Henry Ford