“Everybody wants a little bit of land, not much. Jus’ som’thin’ that was his. Som’thin’ he could live on and there couldn’t nobody throw him off of it. I never had none. I planted crops for damn near ever’body in this state, but they wasn’t my crops, and when I harvested ’em, it wasn’t none of my harvest.”

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. Candy to Crooks about the farm worker’s dream of having his own place. But wealthy farms exploit poor itinerant farm workers, pay them low wages so they never have enough to buy their own farm.