For those of you unfamiliar with Australia’s ongoing domestic welfare debate, you may relate to this from the narrative given by conservatives and gullible members of the general public in your own country … but either way, this is an article about the Australian experience.
Another major flaw of capitalism, is its natural innate support for any and every hypothetically possible manifestation of anything even remotely similar to the underlying principles of fascism.
This probably should have occurred to me to do a long time ago, but for some reason it didn’t, and this may have caused some confusion … but some of you may have noticed that on the one hand I describe Open Empire as “non-hierarchical (aka anarchic)” but on the other hand I also describe it as being about new systems of “law economics and politics”. So … wherever you see the word “law” please do an edit in your head and replace this with the term “justice”.
I’ve seen a few comments over the last few months about what people think Linked In should be for, and what people think about how people use it (often in the latter case, accompanied by comparisons to people’s Facebook) … here’s my take:
A simple way to see for yourself the flaws of capitalist reasoning, is to create a spreadsheet which calculates the cost of a hypothetical scenario. What makes this conclusive, is to pick a hypothetical scenario which represents something the world desperately needs, but is complex, difficult, and time consuming to plan and execute, so it needs a lot of support to get it off the ground.
You’ve probably heard the term “Peak Oil”, being the point we passed a while ago where reserved dropped below the point at which demand will always exceed supply from this point onward … and you may have heard the adaptation of the term to “Peak Stuff” by the IKEA CEO in recognition of passing the point at which all material resources will be in the same demand exceeding supply situation … so I want to put it to you again, but this time in the context of extinction.