|Home||Natural Family Living||Big Life Issues||Death & Immortality
||The Invisible World & Superpowers||Solar Culture & Sun||Community Work||Services &
ATM in Tree
'Our financialised economy is short-term, crisis-prone and deeply unequal. As always it is the poorest who are forced to pick up the tab for the crimes of big finance.' (Global Justice Now email 14 September 2018; also read here)
Capitalism creates Inequality
Capitalism creates Poverty
(1) Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half' (BBC, posted and accessed 16 January 2017). Then there are the fat cats, the oligarchs, the footballers, the celebrities, the bankers, the global corporations, etc. They conceal their money offshore unethically or illegally, and deprive society of funds for the betterment of society (e.g. paying undervalued and underpaid carers and public servants). All this is disgusting.
Contrast this with the Hadza, where sharing is a moral obligation without expectation of return (Survival, image 8 of 18, accessed 30 October 2012).
Once upon a time, only a few decades ago, bankers were paid the same as nurses and teachers ('The Super-Rich and Us', Part 2 of 2, first aired on BBC, 2015).
I do not value these overpaid people and remain stupefied at how they get away with impoverishing and damaging society.
I do value the carers and the bulk of humanity who are crushed by the reality of capitalism.
(2) Capitalism not only creates material poverty, but also spiritual, collective and emotional poverty. Its exploitative mantra is 'growth, growth, growth' instead of 'Love, Love, Love.' We need happiness economics.
(3) Consider modern Rich World education and its deep interconnection with poverty and capitalism (notes from documentary Schooling the World [also see here]):-
Capitalism is not Sustainable
It rapes the planet Earth.
We need simplicity, simple lives in harmony with nature and God/Goddess.
"If everybody lives like the rich people, we need two other planets. Live on this planet with seven billion people in a way that we can all live." (Ervin Laszlo, 2006)
Capitalism fucks with Evolution
'Survival of the fittest' as a violent competitive process is a corruption of Darwinism. Industrialists like Andrew Carnegie believed that it justified an economy of vicious competition and inequality.
This has given rise to a corporate, capitalist dominated world, which is actually threatening our survival and that of many species - see here.
'Reality check... Capitalism is an abomination which inflates ego, not mind or spirit!' (himalayanbear, posted 18 November 2017, accessed 20 November 2017)
Wealth sharing and co-operation are more consistent with Darwinism. (See Eric Michael Johnson, posted 3 May 2013, accessed 3 November 2016; also check out the ideas of Peter Kropotkin and his book Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution)
Traits like co-operation, sharing and compassion have been at the basis of the most dramatic steps in the history of all life. (See Michael Le Page, New Scientist, posted 16 April 2008, accessed 3 November 2016).
So, success - or the fittest adaptation - is 'survival of the most loving'. But we are living in that corporate capitalist economy with its inequality and unsustainable lifestyle...
Opening Pandora's Box
The Conflict between Evolutionary Skills & Modern Life