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Over-consumption is a concept coined in developing nations to counter the rhetoric of over-population[?] by which developed nations judge them as consuming more than their economy can support. A key argument, often made by Green parties and the ecology movement, is that consumption per person, or ecological footprint[?], is lower in poor than in rich nations. Another key argument, often made in the anti-globalization movement, is that economics itself, particularly that of the commodity markets, is a 'rigged game' by which developed nations loot developing nations of their wealth, including especially their human capital - a process called human capital flight.

See also: green economics

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