Because I watch a weekly program about Australian farming and farmers I see the monstrous machines used on enormous farms and my thoughts go to the farmers in other parts of the world with a single animal on a small patch – and I think of the difference in the aspirations of the two groups; the difference between huge assets and variable but huge profits on the one hand and the difference between subsistence and starvation on the other. . . . . . and I wonder about the much touted success of our system.